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Taking my own advice

Friday, June 21, 2013

Often I haver recommended that if injury or others issues keep one from practicing yoga that you can still practice in your mind. I have strained my SI joint and have radiating pain from some nerve involvement. I am in PT, but at PT's directions resting... which means no active yoga practice.
So, I decided to take my own advice. I set my metronome to 40 beat/ min. Breath in for 2 counts and out for two counts. Once I feel my breath is established (usuall within 3 or 4 braeth), I begin my sequence in my mind... holding some poses for five breaths, using one breath per pose as I go through vinyasas between held poses. (This is make sense to yoga people, if it doesn't make sense to you don't worry about it.)
When I finished and rose from my mat, I felt marvelous. I also realized that I had just experienced an amazing 45 minute meditation. Amazing, my advice works!

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IMEMINE1 7/9/2013 4:18PM


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FREEDOM710 6/23/2013 10:20PM

    Good idea, I am thinking about doing yoga again. It has been more then 20 years since I have practiced yoga.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 6/23/2013 1:08PM

    I need something to take me away. I tried Calgon but it didn't work. Great advice. emoticon

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MRS_TOAD 6/23/2013 9:22AM

    What a great idea! I will definitely have to try this meditation technique! emoticon

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JENSHAINES 6/22/2013 3:01PM

    How inspiring! I'm so delighted that you found something that will work for you while you wait out healing.

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LAVENDERLILY 6/22/2013 2:40PM

    Great advice!

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MYRTROSE 6/22/2013 11:21AM

    Excellent work! Love the metronome idea!

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GALINAZ 6/22/2013 11:11AM

    thanks for the reminder that I have a metronome! Never thought to use it for meditation, I'm trying that this weekend! emoticon

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MSFRANKI1 6/22/2013 10:10AM

  Excellent! Visualization brings about the same responses to the brain as the real wonder you felt great. You're probably healing faster too~ this is also visualizing your injury as healed and pain free, walking and doing poses with ease.

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ROCKLAND2010 6/22/2013 8:02AM

    Thank you for sharing. Meditation and breathing are important parts to yoga. I am going to try this.

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PETALIA 6/22/2013 7:50AM

    Wow, I'm impressed! This sounds very difficult and I want to try it. More than anything else, during my current injury, it has been the being-in-the-present training that I have missed and needed the most. I like the metronome addition. Perhaps one won't get lost with the constant reinforced rhythm. Thanks for the idea. This practice and that you are able to do this are both astounding.

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NASFKAB 6/22/2013 6:52AM

  very interesting do not do yoga but its great thanks for sharing

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    Very Interesting! Thanks for sharing. Hope you are up and about really soon.


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1EMMA2011 6/22/2013 1:22AM

    emoticon It's so important to still our mind... thank you very much for this great advice!

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CAROL494 6/21/2013 10:50PM

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