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Yoga for the flu

Fortis_in_Arduis2010-07-04 10:23:22 +0000 #1
About two days ago, I had a deluge of vata going kapha problems arrive in my life.

I have the British flu, which is mild but lengthy.

I also have a sniff neck. I am unable to hinge it forward properly. I can hardly tuck my chin in. There is usually no problem here at all, but a certain stiffness which I will always have because one of my legs is longer than another because of a break I had years ago.

This also manifests itself in the joint just above the sacrum. I am sure that many of you will be familiar with this problem.

So briefly:

I have flu. I have aching bones and headaches, my neck is stiff and uncomfortable. I feel cold with the heating turned up. My lower back is a bit disordered.

What asanas, or therapies will put this right?

All my Bihar School books are in Scotland, so I am at a loss to know what to prescribe myself, and I feel so rotten...
InnerAthlete2010-07-04 10:38:07 +0000 #2
Contact Drew Stallcop: there in the UK and arrange some private sessions.
sweetyogini2010-07-04 10:47:55 +0000 #3
If you have the flu the best remedy is rest. Take care of yourself and if you must do yoga, do gentle stretches only. Yoga can help ward off the flu or other illnesses but once you have them you generally need to go very easy on yourself and let the illness run its course. You could try meditating and visualing yourself being healthy and germ free. Positive thinking does wonders for one's recovery! Once you've recoverd from your illness, you can get back into your routine again full force. Good Luck!
Pandara2010-07-04 10:45:57 +0000 #4

Originally Posted by Fortis_in_Arduis

I also have a sniff neck.

???? Must say this sort of got me giggling, made my day. I have nothing to offer except lots of rest, some tissue salts and steam baths for the "sniff neck".
suryadaya2010-07-04 12:09:04 +0000 #5
Rx: Sleepasana and gingerhoneyteasana. Lots of water.



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