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To Yoga or not to Yoga???

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Emre, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Emre

    Emre Peer Supporter

    Hi everyone
    I was doing yoga for the last six months-yin yoga which is basically stretching
    After i heard Sarno 2 months ago mentioning by one of his radio interviews that you cant cure tms with yoga, somehow my whole view of yoga changed, i lost my appetite for it, and it slowly went out of my life

    What is your opinion on yoga? Is it the same as having physical treatment-so temporary relief no permanent cure?? Should i give it up?
    Thank you
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  2. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi Emre,

    My understanding of yoga is that it is a form of meditation--'body meditation' I've heard it called. So just like meditation is beneficial for TMS and our general state of well-being, I feel that yoga can only help TMS. But, no it is not a cure by itself. I see it as a supplement. If it was a cure, I would be TMS free now, as I practiced yoga regularly for a very long time.
  3. Eric "Herbie" Watson

    Eric "Herbie" Watson Beloved Grand Eagle

    I agree with Ellen. Yoga is good to keep your body flexible and feeling good. I wouldn't look at yoga like its going to cure pain but when you learn all the rules it can be an awesome body meditation that can lead to a calmer nervous system thus leading to pain reduction. I like my hand in on different approaches for sure. I haven't done yoga in some time now. I am doing the deep breathing and that's fantastic.
    I would do it solely for the purpose of the benefits to your overall health. I lift weights, Heavy and I often like to change that up with different forms of exercise like cardio and so much more. Although I'd put yoga way above any cardio workout because its got meditation, stretching and deep breathing without having to put all of that pressure on your body that cardio can do and especially weight lifting.

    Do Yoga for the health benefits. Learn the TMS knowledge so you can heal but as you learn you'll see ( as Ellen stated above ) the yoga is an awesome supplement to add to your TMS healing protocol.

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  4. Leonor

    Leonor Peer Supporter

    Hi Emre,
    Do it only if you love it and feel good about it. The good think is that we know that any kind of physical exercise will not damage us further. When I do weight lifting and it hurts more than normal, I do mental exercises and reaffirm that it is not a physical problem but an emotional, and that I am working on it, and it does give me more strength. Maybe you can do the same during Yoga with this approach. Dr. Sarno realized that physical exercises are not the solution but knowledge.
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  5. jazzhands

    jazzhands Peer Supporter

    I don't think it will interfere with your TMS treatment unless you are going in there hoping for your pain to be cured. If you enjoy it I'd say keep after it but if you are doing it simply for relief I don't see any reason to continue.
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