Love getting my rain boots and clothes out.
To hear the raindrops falling on me, feel them on my skin.
To feel the moisture of the air… Smell the freshness of the soil and plants.

It is a sensory symphony.

Get your rain boots out and get out there with me!

We may be lucky on our Saturday meditation at the lake with raindrops. Can’t wait. Rest & Recover retreat here we come!

(New clients of ALIGN often say that despite seeing a physiotherapist, chiropractor, osteopath, massage therapist, or their doctor… they just aren’t getting better or aren’t where they feel they should be. At ALIGN physical rehab, we will develop a program that includes the mental, emotional, and physical training of healing so that you can find freedom from pain and suffering… and return to peace, ease and confidence. To start your personalized program with 1-on-1 sessions contact Rachel Donen at rachel@alignphysicalrehab.com Toronto location: Roncesvalles.)

No matter who we are,
sometimes we just need to feel support.
Sometimes we need to feel the comfort of an embrace.
Feel someone is there for us.

Look within for that support, that feeling.
Become that source, always.
So no matter what, you will feel full.

(New clients of ALIGN often say that despite seeing a physiotherapist, chiropractor, osteopath, massage therapist, or their doctor… they just aren’t getting better or aren’t where they feel they should be. At ALIGN physical rehab, we will develop a program that includes the mental, emotional, and physical training of healing so that you can find freedom from pain and suffering… and return to peace, ease and confidence. To start your personalized program with 1-on-1 sessions contact Rachel Donen at rachel@alignphysicalrehab.com Toronto location: Roncesvalles.)

 

When you look into my eyes,
when you sit with me,
when you talk with me;
may all the goodness in my being be felt by you.

Know that no matter what you are: whether it is in pain, weak, frustrated, sad, limited in what you can do, my support for you will not change. My attentiveness and love towards you will not change.

When you step into ALIGN, may you feel the welcomeness of your being just as you are.

This is what awaits you at ALIGN as you go through the healing process.

(At ALIGN physical rehab, we will develop a program that includes the mental, emotional, and physical training of healing so that you can find freedom from pain and suffering… and return to peace, ease and confidence. To start your personalized program with 1-on-1 sessions contact Rachel Donen at rachel@alignphysicalrehab.com Toronto location: Roncesvalles.)

After so much pain, so much limitation, so many physiotherapy or doctor appointments we may not like what we have become. What our life has become. A great sense of disappointment in what we are may be felt. A feeling we are lacking something. We are broken. What we are is disliked.

At ALIGN, we will not only help you to move freely and without fear, but also help return you back to that peace, joy and love your being is craving to come back to. At ALIGN, no matter what you are (if it is weak or exhausted or fearful) you will always feel the unconditional love that is here for you in your healing journey.

Know, you are loved no matter what…

Know you are always deserving of love…

(At ALIGN physical rehab, we will develop a program that includes the mental, emotional, and physical training of healing so that you can find freedom from pain and suffering… and return to peace, ease and confidence. To start your personalized program with 1-on-1 sessions contact Rachel Donen at rachel@alignphysicalrehab.com Toronto location: Roncesvalles.)

Let your being rest.

Let your being rest and recover from a stressful day.

Take this moment, just this moment, to close your eyes and rest. To close your eyes and feel your breath. Let your being know that you will provide this space to rest whenever it is needed. Rest in this deep trust.

Find refuge in the beautiful breath and spaciousness within you… that is waiting for you.

(At ALIGN physical rehab, we will develop a program that includes the mental, emotional, and physical training of healing so that you can find freedom from pain and suffering… and return to peace, ease and confidence. To start your personalized program with 1-on-1 sessions contact Rachel Donen at rachel@alignphysicalrehab.com Toronto location: Roncesvalles.)

I love basking in the sun during meditation.

It reminds me of the joy and excitement within. It is so easy to access these qualities when I rest in the sun. If you need a reminder of the joy and excitement that rests within you, I invite you to the lake for a winter meditation.

(At ALIGN physical rehab, we will develop a program that includes the mental, emotional, and physical training of healing so that you can find freedom from pain and suffering… and return to peace, ease and confidence. To start your personalized program with 1-on-1 sessions contact Rachel Donen at rachel@alignphysicalrehab.com Toronto location: Roncesvalles.)

When all we feel is pain, tension, and a running on empty… this practice helps us to remember the beautiful presence within.

This presence practice will help bring back the feeling of expansiveness and aliveness. Everyday we must remember the endless source of energy that runs through us. Let this practice start your journey back to what you actually are at the core… eternal love. […]

Let this year be filled with all the things you want to feel again… freedom, trust, safety, and joy.

My book series Back Pain Again? will help you be free of the suffering that comes with chronic pain.

See the books now:

http://www.alignphysicalrehab.com/alignbooks-2/

Sometimes it looks like yoga. Sometimes it looks like sitting meditation… sometimes dance. No matter what physical form it looks like, let your practice give you space to express your unique presence.

It doesn’t matter how much you do, what you do, just give your being space to be fully heard with love and the eyes of infinite potential each day. All beings need this.

At ALIGN physical rehab, we will develop a program that includes the mental, emotional, and physical […]

When all I can feel is pain, when all I can hear is fear, when all I can feel is fatigue; how do I stay in presence?

I remind myself that at the core, I am not my thoughts and I am not my body… If I continue to go out to them for whether I am safe or well I will be on a constant yo-yo. When I’m not tired, when my body is feeling good, when there’s no judgment – it’s a good day. But when my body is in pain, tired, and I feel not good enough – then it’s a bad day. I will have no steadiness. I will always be on edge of what is to come. What kind of day is it going to be??

If I no longer look to my thoughts and the state of my body for how I am doing or if I am progressing, then I will not yo-yo. If instead I look within to presence, the thing that is always here, the thing that is always listening, that quiet, that spaciousness, the eternal love; then I will feel a steadiness. I can always count on it. So no matter what is going on around me, if I reference from presence, I will always be able to rest in the peace and love that is here.

Each day, remind yourself of what’s here. Of what you actually are at the core. Even if you can’t feel it. Keep letting your being know it exists.

At ALIGN physical rehab, we will develop a program […]