Cookies are good for your hips
What can I say, I am built like a German Shepard. Unkind hips from the day I zoomed out of the womb. Zoom Zoom…
Needless to say, I have been on the hunt for any and all remedies to cure my permanent pimp limp.
The Hip Trip Journey Of Healing started with yoga. This practice helped me to recognize just how tight my hips and surrounding areas actually were. Stretching parts of my body that would make me think,
“Am I going to snap in half? Is it supposed to feel like this? Will I ever come out of this pose?”
Good news is, I prevailed and the more I practiced yoga the more release and relief I would get from my tight hips. Making yoga a piece of the journey to loosen up my hips, lower back, hip flexors, glutes and hamstrings (all tied together peeps) was the best possible beginning step towards my healing.
Next, I worked on the energy behind tight hips. Yep, that is correct, I am 100% a woman that considers healing a WHOLE body experience.
As far as the hips go, imagine the feeling of being threatened, our natural, physical response is wanting to curl up into fetal position and protect ourselves. The other factor is our adrenaline kicks in to help us fight and our body naturally tenses. It is a very primal instinct we have going on to stay alive because staying alive rules.
The fetal position we put ourselves in starts at our hips, tightly clenches the muscles and afterwards / after years of doing this action, energy / tension builds and therefore never gets fully released. Often times the energy is incredibly negative and heavy having long lasting effects on us.
Through several different healing modalities I found the only way to release is to surrender and let go. We need to relinquish control and forgive those pieces of our past that still hold tension. Instead of coming at the issue with anger, compassion is the name of the game. By seeing the pain we hold as an opportunity to release what no longer serves us we can shake up what has been so tight (and holding us back) for so long.
eat the good cookies for the good hips
Lastly, I focused on what I put into my body for inflammation. There are several chances in a day to either feed or fight disease, I choose fight (because that is the kind of gal I am).
Some foods that fight inflammation are tomatoes, olive oil, nuts (almonds & walnuts), fatty fish (salmon, tuna), fruits (strawberries, blueberries, cherries), green leafy vegetables (spinach, collards) and so many more.
An item I have found most helpful for my inflammation is CBD oil. My go-to is Humboldt Apothecary Inflammation Soother. I have, in fact, grown so fond of it I put it in my morning coffee and most recently started making some Blueberry Lemon Zest Breakfast Cookies (adapted from Love & Lemons recipe) infused with the Humboldt oil. With just 2 tablespoons of the oil in one full batch of the cookies you end up with a nice dose in each cookie to get you feeling like a million bucks. Humboldt also makes a SweetJane CBD 4:1 that I love! A third option would be Green Gorilla Pure CBD Oil.
Moral of the story, knowing you have tight hips is just the beginning. The most important thing you can do is decide to take a whole body approach to the healing of your inflammation whether it be your hips, back, shoulders…you name it. By getting to the root of your cause (the mental side of your tightness), finding a practice (physical movement) and feeding your insides with the foods and products that promote anti-inflammation you have the perfect trifecta of super power.
Now go, live long and prosper with a sashay comin' from yo hips.
PS: If you want the breakfast cookie recipe, give a reach out! They are fully of protein, balanced and perfect for a morning zing with the CBD oil!