So last week I asked my chiropractor if we could have a look at the x-rays of my hips and pelvis. About three years ago when I first started seeing this chiro he x-rayed pretty much my whole skeleton. As most of my main issues were in my upper back and shoulders we've been concentrating on them predominantly. However, recently these issues have been getting much much better and the old issues in my right hip have been playing up again. My right hip keeps seizing up, so badly that I had weird spasms in Pigeon pose the other day and had to fall sideways out of it :)
I have mixed feelings about what I saw in the x-ray. There is a definite difference between the two sides. My left hip sits nicely in it's socket with lots of space to rotate, my right is kind of stuck in a small socket and I am now aware that the clunking noise I sometimes hear from it is the ball of the top of the thigh bone hitting the bone of the socket. It's really hard to describe but basically there will never be the same rotation of movement in that hip as in the left one. In some ways I feel good about this, it's the way I'm made and I don't have to beat myself up for not working hard enough. On the otherhand it's yet another part of my body that does not damn well work properly!!!
So this week I will mostly be working on mindful accpetance of my right hip - keep the ligaments loose but don't force anything and love my body just the way it is. It's my karma after all.