So I've been fortunate enough to break through the barrier with Yoga, and I can do yoga with little effect on activating my back pain, but basically anything else is just...not working. Specifically running. If I can get back to running, it's almost like everything will be ok, I have it so strongly linked to being ok in my mind. I've tried to start running again probably...10 times now? And each time I only make it one or 2 runs because my back starts seizing up something fierce. I understand Sarno says "don't be afraid, it can't injure your back", but it certainly hurts, and it certainly causes me to lose sleep, and potentially fall off of my good habits. It's gotten to the point that my subconscious is just...terrified of running. I know it is, even if my conscious brain is like "dude, you'll be fine." It almost feels like the only way to get over it is to just power through it, and keep going even when my back seizes up on me and I'm exhausted. Has anyone else dealt with this problem? What worked for you?