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justwannabe2010-07-05 14:28:23 +0000 #1
in the last 10 weeks I have gotten sick six times. Now I have some herbal stuff that helps me alleviate the sickness, so an average cold takes me 2-3 days to get over it, but the frequency is just unreal. I used to be a person who caught a cold one time about every 4-6 months. I have been doing neti cleansing every nigh, washing with yoga soap, cleaning my tounge, and eaty very little meat, 1-2 meals a week at most. I know that when you cleanse you bring things to the surface, this is just a lot to take when it is every other week. I feel very vunerable and fragile to the oelements, I have also gotten a rash on my hands for the last 8 weeks that comes and goes when I nteract with something, but I dont know what that something in my enviorment is.

My ship is on a path and I will not stray, I will hold my course because mentally I am better, by far.
Devlin72010-07-05 14:40:45 +0000 #2
This doesn't sound good! Usually, recovery from illness is an indication of your physical/mental/emotional/spiritual state. Being vegetarian doesn't suit everybody, even the Dalai Lama eats meat. Eating a balanced meal is difficult when you have the complete range of food options available to you. It is even harder to be nutritionally balanced as a vegetarian. Listen to your body if it is craving something it is usually an indication that it needs vitamins, salts or minerals.

Neti is great! Remember to dry the nostrils afterwards. Fluid in the nasal passages need to be expelled. This might explain the reoccurance of infection.

As for the rash on the hands. It could be an allergic reaction to something you are using. Your body doesn't like something but is at the point where it is reacting to everything. I have a tomato allergy [quite common] ironically though I only every reacted when eating dairy products. I stopped dairy for years and it didn't help. I stopped eating tomatoes and can now eat dairy. There will be something triggering your bodies reation and this won't necessarily be obvious. Try backtracking your practice, it might be as simple a s a reaction to the soap [they might use peanut oil for example and you have a mild peanut allergy].

Good luck!
InnerAthlete2010-07-05 14:42:44 +0000 #3
Some questions need answering to go further.

What sort of illness, what is your age, gender, weight, etcetera.

And perhaps the more pertinent question is what is going on in your life that might be stressing or taxing your immune system.

These past few months have been particularly frisky (here in the U.S.) relative to influenza, respiratory issues, and the common cold.

Neti every day in some instances can actually be too much. Can you telll me what sort of salt and water you are using please?

In what ways have you altered your asana practice to reinforce or support your immune system?

Do you work a standard shift?

What herbals and or meds are you currently taking?
justwannabe2010-07-05 15:01:53 +0000 #4
no meds, herbals like echinacia, goldenseal, phytocillin liquids

height five nine one hundred sixty lbs,

job has little stress, I am an autistic school teacher but the kids are pretty good and we all get along well.

sea salt tap water for netibut every other water I have is bottled

since yoga life has gotten much better and less stress, still some stress yes but I feel mentally stronger then I have in years. I used to get really depressed but have not had a bought of it in the last 6 months, longest I have went without that in years. I got sick monday and today I feel pretty close to 100%, just a little left over stuff in the throat.

how do I dry the nostrils after neti?

I have gotten aravadic soap but at times use dish soap when in the kitchen to wash hands. Have not had the rash in the last three or so days. I had a wool blanket on my bed, under my sheets, sometimes that seemed to bother me. Got a new bed and dont use the wool blanket

I know I am around students but I did not get sick this much last year, not near as much.

asanas, I was doing them most everyday for a few months, then the sickness got me for a week and I have not been as diligent, now I average between 2-4 days a week, before it was more like 5-6

any more questions I can answer to give you a better perspective?

thanks for your assistance

seeker
InnerAthlete2010-07-05 15:43:03 +0000 #5
This is a pretty good start. The salt and water you are using sound okay. Some mistakenly use table salt which is frequently iodized. Not recommended for neti. I am not familiar with "drying" the nasal passages. In fact their native state is moist and not dry. Those wishing to verify may stick a finger in their own nose. Dry nasal passages tend to lead to bloody noses as the capilaries are very close to the surface in the nostril.

After neti it is appropriate to block one nostril with the finger and send three strong blasts out the open nostril to clear it. The action is much like the force in Kapalabhati (think "snort").

I don't get the sense from your feedback that you have varied your asana practice relative to your condition. I'm guessing that either you missunderstood my question, I wasn't clear, or you simply do the same asana practice, relatively speaking. It is best to have a teacher who is trained in therapeutics to work with you in order to balance you immune system when it's out of whack.

I'm not familiar with Ayurvedic soap. If it works for you that is fine.

I have my own soap preferences but realize this is an international board and the available products may not be identical in your part of the globe.

Finally, I do hear you say your work isn't stressful. It would be stressful for me. Working with learning impaired children is very demanding, requires great focus, and a heart of gold...all of which you have. It is wonderful work you do. I do think it might be more taxing on you than your previous post intimates. But again perhaps you are just amazingly calm and cope very well. I'd want any student of mine doing such work to really take care of themselves on some many levels, restorative, energetics, diet, can't even begin to fully develop and answer on a yoga forum.
justwannabe2010-07-05 16:11:26 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by InnerAthlete



After neti it is appropriate to block one nostril with the finger and send three strong blasts out the open nostril to clear it. The action is much like the force in Kapalabhati (think "snort").

I don't get the sense from your feedback that you have varied your asana practice relative to your condition. I'm guessing that either you missunderstood my question, I wasn't clear, or you simply do the same asana practice, relatively speaking. It is best to have a teacher who is trained in therapeutics to work with you in order to balance you immune system when it's out of whack.

I'm not familiar with Ayurvedic soap. If it works for you that is fine.

I have my own soap preferences but realize this is an international board and the available products may not be identical in your part of the globe.

Finally, I do hear you say your work isn't stressful. It would be stressful for me. Working with learning impaired children is very demanding, requires great focus, and a heart of gold...all of which you have. It is wonderful work you do. I do think it might be more taxing on you than your previous post intimates. But again perhaps you are just amazingly calm and cope very well. I'd want any student of mine doing such work to really take care of themselves on some many levels, restorative, energetics, diet, can't even begin to fully develop and answer on a yoga forum.

thanks for the tip on the neti

ayurvedic is a term used in india, I believe it means something like animal cruelty free, and pure ingrediants

I am still seeking a teacher. I have one that seems well in the asanas but I sometimes bring things up that my current teacher seems to have not pondered or researched. Seems his study has been heavily focused on asans with some of the other stuff as well. He is a good guy and has helped me along, I just seek more answers.

last but definitely not least

say you have a child in front of you, fully capable of doing something you ask,and that child does not do as you wish

now, say you have a child who may or may not be capable based on some of their challenges and they act the same as the child who is fully capable.

which one would stress you more? probably your answer to that is my mindset with my students
siddhyogi2010-07-05 15:18:59 +0000 #7
Dear deciple,

you had said that you need teacher but u had not said for what?

for a asana or for a sadhana or pinacle.

because both are th diffrent things and both have diffrent masters.

as first one for asana is generally you will find everywhere, and for second one u need to find everywhere still you will not get it.

if want to find then visit Meditation, Meditation Techniques, Kundalini Yoga, Prana Healing, Kirlian Photography, Mantra Yoga, Relaxation Techniques, Kundalini Shaktipat, Advance Yoga, Meditation Retreats - Siddhyog Meditation: www.siddhyog.org u will find the second one.

hari om tatsat

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