Now I Know



133                                                                                                                       04-19-2019


We are all here to live every situation we can imagine, good or bad; right or wrong; positive or negative. Why? So we can learn from the experience as part of the adventure of life.  Murray Kibblewhite

CASE STUDY – WHY YOGA HELPS EASE YOUR PAIN                                            


If you attend, as I do, yoga classes on a regular basis, you find you have more tolerance to pain. In my Kundalini Yoga classes we go through a series of exercises called asanas. They progressively get harder but are inter-dispersed with short periods of meditation then taper off towards the end of the one and half hour sessions.

 Most times I am directed to adopt a strange pose which is held for several minutes while breathing a certain way (sometimes short breaths of fire or normal breathing) while saying aloud a mantra and concentrating on the third eye! Many times there is pain from the strange pose. Why? In my opinion the exercise is designed to stop you thinking of issues in your conscious mind so that you can rise up into the sub-conscious which I prefer to call “super-consciousness.”

After 18 months of regular yoga I have discovered that, while yoga teaches you to handle your inner pain, it also makes you better able to handle external pain. By external pain I mean pain caused by others, by experiencing frustrating circumstances and the pain from unforeseen incidents.

You grow stronger and become more tolerant.


So what is the learning here?

Pain can arise from many sources. We should all take the opportunity to experience difficult circumstances like pain on our own terms.

This then prepares us for the pain inflected on us by others so we can live through it and come out the other side a better and happier person.

Yoga is an excellent way to practice handling pain.

All life’s experiences are opportunities to learn. The challenge is to decide, what is the real lesson to be learnt?

How to use:-

1) Accept you need to change your Attitude and Actions on a daily basis.

2) Read, view, discuss and learn other ways. Set time aside daily to study.

3) Practice a new action until it becomes a better habit. Then discuss with your friends.

Check out these links:-

To the blog:  –

 9 Yoga Moves That Can Ease Back Pain

 Yoga to Calm Your Nerves

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