Ahimsa, an important tenet of yoga philosophy, means the avoidance of violence. This includes violence towards others and violence towards oneself as well. The best way to protect your self while practicing yoga is to practice ahimsa. I am often asked the question "What is good pain vs bad pain". In my opinion the word pain=violence. Therefore, I teach my students that pain is not what we are striving for and if something hurts modify the posture or lose it!
Anyone can work on a pose if it is broken down and modified. I consider pain different from the sensation of discomfort experienced while stretching tight muscles or the effort and possible discomfort involved in holding a pose for a long period of time. Asanas (yoga postures) should always be steady and comfortable. If we use our breath and practice with mindfulness and correct alignment the body will naturally open and blossom. If we push, pull, and practice with force we will create more tension and contraction in our bo...
Hi, for the past 6 months I have been getting really bad shooting pains in my head and face. It always starts in my temple and ends up at the top of my head, it also feels like my face is very tight when this happens. Though they last only seconds, I am getting several a day! I have told my doctor but to no avail. Can you help please? Melanie.
What you're describing could be ice pick headaches, but they don't generally start in one place, then move to another, and they generally don't occur in the face. You can read more about them in Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics .
You were quite right to see your doctor about these headaches. They need to be investigated and diagnosed. Unfortunately, not all doctors have the background to help. When your regular doctor can't help, it's best to consult a Migraine and headache specialist. It’s important to note that neurologists aren’t necessarily Migraine and headache speci...
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