By the end of the 2 weeks, (of diligent natural walking practice), I squatted to pick up something that fell and I shocked myself because I could squat without experiencing any hip pain. Still doubtful, I tried to pick up something relatively heavy, and still no pain.
Those who never experience it would have no idea how painful it is to have hip pain, especially if it happens during your prime years. I started to even lose abilities such as lifting objects that are heavier than 20 pounds. Even one sneeze would force me to freeze up for a relatively long time because I felt so much pain in every wrong movement that I made. As time went by, not only was I tortured by my painful hip, but other problems started to pop up. My knees started to hurt, I often had pins and needles in my arms, and I could no longer look backwards without moving my shoulders. At first I thought that these pains would go away, but on the contrary they just got worse every day. I was scared to do the sports that I used to love, such as jogging or golfing. As soon as I played, my knee would hurt for days afterwards. Often, I could not sleep well in the middle of the night because my arms would cramp including having pins and needles. When I checked with the doctor, he said that this was because my knee pad had thinned and my spine had degenerated and could not regenerate anymore. I felt desperate that I had no choice but to succumb to my old age.
After Christmas holiday in 2014, I started to be more diligent in practicing. After 2 weeks I started to get a feeling of well being. By the end of the 2 weeks, I squatted down to pick up something that fallen and I shocked myself because I could squat without experiencing any hip pain. Still doubtful, I tried to pick up something relatively heavy, and still no pain. At that time, I did not dare to try to lift up something heavier. However, when I was travelling overseas, I had to pick up my luggage that weighed more than 50 pounds. I tried to be careful when I lifted up the luggage and checked whether or not I experienced any pain…there was no pain. I was so surprised, but I still wanted to make sure so I tried again and still I felt no pain. There were aches from my muscles not being used for lifting. That was when I realized because of Secrets of Natural Walking, my hip pain was gone completely. For the aches, all I had to do was a key of Natural Walking and in just one day the aches also disappeared. Without realizing, my knee pain disappeared and I slept so well too. I can now also look backwards without moving my shoulders. I am so grateful and amazed by the gift of Natural Walking. Furthermore, without having done any other type of exercise, my stomach muscles and my body as a whole became more toned.
Now even when I carry heavy objects, none of my problems flare up. I must now say, “I believe in SONW.”