"I felt the pressure mounting.
My muscle was getting tighter and tighter, balling up more and more with each passing millisecond.
My lungs were trying to tense themselves too, as if they knew already what was going on here and wanted no part of it.
My skin crawled and tingled, as if I needed one more signal telling me how my body was feeling about things right now.
As the desire to fight back grew in me, I found my breath and connected to it.
I went to the part of my mind where I keep the white canvas that helps me empty my mind and held the canvas front and center.
The balled-up muscle in my hamstring persisted, and I allowed it. You see…
This muscle cramp in my hamstring was nothing to be concerned about. I had no need to panic, toss myself about in fits, holler in discomfort, or fight for control and in turn lose myself to the cramp.
You know these fits.
You know this discomfort, the one that may have made you shriek and grab your hamstring (or calf, or foot, or any area of your body where you’ve felt the tense pressure of a muscle cramp). You may have even rolled around in agony as you wished the cramp would stop already.
Muscle cramps cause alarm in nearly everyone. Understandably so…cramps hurt!
But there is a much better way to handle muscle cramps.
By learning about cramps, why they occur, and what you can do with them – you will completely change your experience with them."
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