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stretching for sitting on floor

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:53 am
by convivium
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?

Re: stretching for sitting on floor

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:32 am
by santa100
Some info. you might find useful here..

Re: stretching for sitting on floor

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:37 am
by SarathW
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

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:48 am
by convivium
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

Re: stretching for sitting on floor

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:51 am
by Goofaholix
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.

Re: stretching for sitting on floor

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:32 pm
by Pinetree
any suggestions?
Don't stretch and don't sit on the floor.

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