When you listen to your body, are you paying attention to the tone of voice you hear? I explain in my latest Active Yogi post:
Competitive and endurance sports encourage us to override the internal voice that says, “Slow down, stop, I can’t, it hurts, I’m not good enough.” Sometimes overcoming this voice is the key to a breakthrough performance: we achieve things we never realized we were capable of because we ignore the voice of self-doubt. Sometimes overcoming this voice is a direct path to injury: we do damage to ourselves because we ignore the voice of self-protection. It takes time and experience to get to know the subtle variations in tone between the internal complaint that should be ignored and the one that should be heeded.