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Dojo352010-07-05 07:08:23 +0000 #1
hello, I am out of shape but there has been no pain in breathing in the past. I did this correctly, noting I havent been breathing correctly my whole life. I did deep breathing meditation and it felt good initially, and I was doing stretches, but a little on in the day I noticed I was too sore to have a deep yawn and breath out because of doing yoga meditation. My heart feels a little funny and my breath is more shallow than usual, its quite painful. Has anyone had this, is it possible to be sore from doing deep breathing for breathing? I have acid reflux and noticed food didn't come up, but I could tell when it sort of tried to come up. I am worried because I haven't heard of this, somebody please reply!

Thank you!
Hubert2010-07-05 07:17:00 +0000 #2
Respiratory function of the rib cage muscles: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...519384&dopt=Abstract

They are not used during shallow breathing. I think it is possible to work them to the level of soreness.

But the problem in your case seems to be more than soreness. With those symptoms I think you better see a physcian as soon as possible. In fact, you should have done that before starting the practice, being out of shape as you say.
Nichole2010-07-05 07:30:38 +0000 #3
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I did deep breathing meditation

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My heart feels a little funny and my breath is more shallow than usual, its quite painful.

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I have acid reflux and noticed food didn't come up, but I could tell when it sort of tried to come up.

Have you contacted your primary caregiver about this? As Hubert offered, this is the place to start with these types of symptoms. This is my very strong recommendation to you. Please go get checked out.

This is a very incomplete picture right now; I can't offer you anything without more details. From whom or what did you learn these practices from? Have your gone to your teacher about your symptoms so he/she can correct your practice?

I become very concerned when people attempt to learn pranayama or "breathing practices" from books or DVDs or even from under-qualified teachers. Pranayama is NOT meant to be learned from any source other than directly from a qualified and experience teacher who has been authorized by their own teachers to pass on pranayama practices. They are a powerful tool for healing, and without proper or right practice, they become a powerful tool for harm. It is truly better to not include pranayama in your practice and to wait--for however long it takes--for a qualified teacher to learn from directly. I am sorry; I know that is not a popular opinion, but as you can see from the symptoms of Dojo35, that this is a serious issue. Please use great care around this type of work.

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