Lessons we can learn from the Foam Roller
How many times have you heard it? Things like, “It’ll get better, just keep trying.” Or “I’m so sorry that happened to you, you’ll just have to forgive them and move on.” But let’s be honest,
Phrases like these are not helpful. Period.
Runners use a foam roller to get their circulation going and aid in the healing process of repairing torn muscles from a workout. If you’ve ever heard the benefits or watched a video on how this works you might think it is wonderful and must feel great! And you are correct, to a point. But let me break it to you,
Foam Rolling is super painful while you are doing it.
And to surprise you even more… Those painful spots you come across are the ones you need to work on! If it doesn’t hurt, it doesn’t need to be done. It’s as simple as that.
We can use this same test in our personal lives as well. I want you to think of some situations in your past. Does the situation bring pain? Anger? Sadness? Then I hate to say it friends, but you need to begin doing some spiritual foam rolling. I would suggest going to God about the situation, telling Him everything, and then asking Him to heal the pain.
Foam rolling is not a one-time thing. After a really hard workout I may use the roller two or three times a day until the pain subsides. I suggest you do the same thing.
As maintenance, it is best done at least once a week to keep your body free of knots. When you find one, go to God and clear it up. Take the foam roller to it as many days as you need to.
Until next time,
Happy Foam Rolling Ya’ll!