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Yoga for Right Hip Pain

Fin2010-07-05 04:43:34 +0000 #1
I am new to Yoga & this Forum. I would much appreciate an answer to the following question from Mukunda or any one with any suggestions, Thank You.

I am a 55 year old male who has in the last 2 years done much to improve his health & life style (Ayurveda, organ cleanses – Liver, Kidney etc, Meditation). As a result I have improved my health significantly, however I have a persistent minor pain on my right hip, it feels like a joint pain. Has been there for atleast 4 years probably an old injury. I am convinced I can tackle this problem via Yoga.

Could anyone suggest an asana I could build to help me with this issue.

Thank you & Pranam.
Hubert2010-07-05 04:58:41 +0000 #2
Take a list of asanas (with pictures), and choose those what seem the most unimpressive, and apparently easy. Read more descriptions from good sources. Do them gently, without forcing yourself. No forcing at all. Warm up with rythmic activity, without straining the hip, or breaking a sweat. Walking is great.

If some present problem, eliminate them. Postpone them. These require specific awarness you don't have yet. Just do asanas what do not affect your right hip, try to build a regular practice, and this will lead you to a level where you will be better in tune with your body. Than, it will indicate how to adress your specific problem. This is a safe way for a home practicioner.

Of course, a good therapyst might offer a shortcut, and immediate improvement, but that requires his/her physical presence.
Fin2010-07-05 05:03:49 +0000 #3
Hi Hubert,

Thank you very much for your kind advice which I intend to follow.

I can see I have a lot to learn. I am using the internet & some books as a resource and I am slowly building a practice of things I can do – as per your advice. Thank you.

Also this Forum is a great source of information & knowledge, lots of nice kind people here, I feel blessed to have found this Forum.

Do you (or anyone) know of an asana which will assist in eliminating/ or reducing mucous generation with the body (i.e. Kapha pacifying asana).

Namaste.

Fin

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