Author Topic: Releasing & 'Clearing' States  (Read 7995 times)

Mr Bean

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Releasing & 'Clearing' States
« on: April 04, 2005, 01:10:41 PM »
Hi David,

In the middle of a technique session recently my lower back went into a very, very painful spasm condition. I laid in Savasana for 30 mins and even showed symptoms of shock (cold, shaking etc). As there was no improvement in that time, I eventually got taken into A & E on a spinal board, by ambulance! Over 3 hours in casualty I was given doses of pain relief and muscle relaxants (anti-inflammatory drugs) and gradually became fully mobile.

Back at home, after a very deep sleep of some 12 hours I awoke feeling more mentally and physically relieved than I have ever known. The whole world is telling me not to get back to my asana practice for a while (this all happened 48 hours ago), but I cannot help but feel that I experienced a very strong release albeit emotional and/or physical. When the spasms took place I was doing nothing that I have not done daily for 3 years (I am 44 years young).

I feel I want to now start with Salutations, then the next day add standing postures and the third day add sitting postures etc. until my practice is back where it was, and I can move on.

I would love to hear your thoughts and advice on my experience if you can take the time to share them.
Thank you.
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2005, 10:39:06 PM »
Get a teacher first and maybe then you will stop hurting yourself! I do not see any connection between emotional release and ambulance rides to the hospital for drugs...  ???

If you hurt yourself it is not yoga.

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Re: Releasing & 'Clearing' States
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2005, 11:51:51 PM »
Dear Alexander,

I have a teacher, Alexander, a very, very good one too.

You seem to think that I went and did it to myself on purpose, or did something wrong. Please read with a little more attention. "I was doing nothing that I haven't been doing for several years" and I know enough to know that I am NOT doing "bad yoga".

Some things in life set us back for a while, and you work through it and come out with better yoga.

As it happens, that incident took place 3 weeks ago now. I have practiced daily since then and have not had so much as a hint of re-occurance. ;)
« Last Edit: September 04, 2006, 06:11:07 AM by David Williams »
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