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Yoga: 7 Poses To Relieve Sciatic Pain

Oh dear! I can’t move! Every single little movement feels like hell!

Woke up with a sharp pain and cannot move?

sciatic

sciatic

This has happened to me at least 3 times in my life.

Chances are the sciatic nerve is involved.

Because it is the LARGEST single nerve in the human body and,

It runs from each side of the lower spine (the lumbar and sacrum) through deep into the buttocks and then into the back of the thigh… And… then into the leg and foot muscles.

Sciatic Nerve

Sciatic Nerve

What Causes Sciatic and Leg Pain?

If a nerve is compressed and it touches the sciatic nerve you will feel it.… Read the rest

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Yoga: How Do You Slow Down?

A huge ray of light hit the building at 3:00 AM and the tropical storm woke me up.  No sense in going back to bed.

Thunder

I am writing now with my father’s Parker. A beauty.

But a slow beauty.   The thing moves alongside the page very slowly, ink flowing down into the paper, word by word.

Sometimes I can anticipate a sentence, but most of the time we are in a word-by-word basis, she and me. If I rush it all becomes illegible, a garabato, a mess.

My father's pen

My father’s pen

My mind is not Okay with this.

She is used to the rush, the quick email, the 9 to 5 and the 24/7 and the 7/11.  … Read the rest

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What is ONE Tip To Start Meditation?

ONE THING:

Notice the voice that is constantly talking in your head. Usually in negative form, or criticizing others.

voicesDo you hear it? Can you notice it?

If you CAN that is GREAT…

If the voice tells you something like:

“This is not right, this answer is stupid and you should not be reading this..”

You are in luck, because:

THAT IS THE VOICE!

You found it!

Can you quiet it down somehow?

Can you somehow go underneath the inner verbal diarrhea?

Can you stop it long enough just so you see how you feel when there is no constant constant commentary?Read the rest

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Giving my Day-Trader Friend a Yoga “Tip”

Yesterday I was talking to an old friend of mine who is now a full-time day-trader. He is a witty and funny guy who spends his days looking at monitors and watching stocks go up and down with his stress level along for the ride. “It can be brutal” he confessed, “got any yoga tips for a guy like me?” (picture)

Back home I wondered about his state of mind while so much is at stake, what can he do to:

1- Relax,
2- Refocus, and
3- Make more money.
Traders are like warriors, they need to be fully focused and yet be relaxed to make the best decisions, they need a yoga mind, a centered disposition, sharp concentration, and strong nerves.
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