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3/21/13 10:50 P

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I had an MRI in January. I did not think that I was going to be uncomfortable but I was a little bit. I concentrated on my breath but staying as still as possible because it was an MRI of my neck. I had a bulging disc with a pinched nerve. I was able to do it and did really well. I kinda did the same thing when they gave me an epidural. Now I feel so much better.

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9/24/12 8:01 A

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Yes, I use breathing focus when I am under stress. I like the yoga practice of imagining my breath going into areas that are tight or painful...it really helps.

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9/23/12 10:08 A

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Its a way of life for me.

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9/23/12 8:44 A

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What a testament to how powerful a meditation practise can be. I have not yet been in quite as stressful a situation as you were today. But I often find that I go back to my meditative breathing techniques when life gets stressful.

I also breath meditation sometimes during my long runs and that has helped me to continue through some tough ones

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9/23/12 6:42 A

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I will often use breathing as a focus for meditating. I do "watch" how often my mind moves to troubling thoughts and it is often - often. When it does, I return to watching my breath. For me, it does relieve the stress the troubling thoughts seem to be causing.

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I do. It helps me so much. Hope every thing is ok with you. I will keep you in my prayers.

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9/22/12 11:23 P

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Sounds like you made the best of a bad situation.

Prayers everything is okay for you

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9/22/12 10:33 P

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Battling fear and pain, in today's brain MRI I thought to practice a deep breathing kind of mindfulness, trying to focus on my breath and not on the intense sounds and the trapped circumstance. After 25 minutes I don't know if I had an easier time when I strayed and daydreamed (somehow that was possible) or when I earnestly focused on my breath. I used the so-hum mantra, 'so' on the inhale, 'hum' on the exhale. I do believe this practice, plus my 20 minutes of meditation earlier in the day, greatly helped me get through this ordeal. Anyone else use intentional mindfulness in extreme situations?

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