Mar 15, 2005, 1:13 AM
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hi nadia ; you are 100% right about the fact that teachers can help you with many problems due to training or else (faeq biria calls this "yogic surgery"); last month, i had a painful sacro ilaques (i dont know in english, the very low part of the backbone) , i told my teacher about it (i almost could not sit down for 3 days ), and he showed me how to practice ado mukha with a rope fixed on the wall, and it helped very much; one week after, i was able to train again ; but on the other hand, if you have to find a doctor for some reasons , it would be useful for him to know that you practice yoga, because your body is submitted to a very specific training, and if he practice yoga, he may have a more accurate vision of your problem. yoga changes many things in you , the digestive system, the immune system, the endocrinian system...) , imagine that you have a pb with your thyroid, the fact that you practice yoga may change the treatment beacause some asanas have a strong action on these glands and a yoga teacher cannot always help because you have health problem that may needs a medical answer ,if your doctor is a yoga practitionner, he will have a different vision of the malfunction of your thyroid. exactly like a doctor who practice marathon will have a better view of a digestive problem that may encounter a patient that is marathonian too.
have a nice day
(This post was edited by pascal on Mar 15, 2005, 1:15 AM)