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convivium
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stretching for sitting on floor

Post by convivium » Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:53 am

injured my low back doing vipassana retreats at age 18, low back bulging disc issues since then. so can't sit on floor comfortably. i stretched 1-2 hours daily roughly for a couple years w/ no marked improvement. still can't sit on floor without hurting low back. any suggestions?
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: stretching for sitting on floor

Post by santa100 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:32 am

Some info. you might find useful here..

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Re: stretching for sitting on floor

Post by SarathW » Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:37 am

Sorry to here that C
Can you explain how that happen for the benefit of others.
I also had a small pain in my right knee by pushing hard to sit for one hour.
I had a bad back pain by lifting in a wrong way.

Now I take bio magnesium for muscular pain and doing some yoga.
I do some walking meditation as well.

It appears help me a bit.
Please take care and consult a professional.

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Re: stretching for sitting on floor

Post by convivium » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:48 am

i did a goenka retreat and sat in the main hall the whole time mostly without moving much. i wasn't flexible enough to sit on the floor without injury and i wasnt instructed on how to sit properly. just worked through the pain like they said. came home and my back was out for weeks, stuck in bed. hasn't been same since
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: stretching for sitting on floor

Post by Goofaholix » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:51 am

convivium wrote:any suggestions?
Sit on a chair.

If you injured yourself sitting on the floor and haven't seen any improvement over a couple of years of stretches the answer is pretty obvious.
“Peace is within oneself to be found in the same place as agitation and suffering. It is not found in a forest or on a hilltop, nor is it given by a teacher. Where you experience suffering, you can also find freedom from suffering. Trying to run away from suffering is actually to run toward it.” ― Ajahn Chah

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Re: stretching for sitting on floor

Post by Pinetree » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:32 pm

any suggestions?
Don't stretch and don't sit on the floor.

Do get professional help, which may include physical therapy and supervised exercise.

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