Are you a disciplined person?
March 3, 2008 12:19pm CST
I know it is good for me if I do yoga .In fact, I have a chronic illness for which a yoga teacher suggested a specific exercise that has to be done every alternate day. It is called 'pawan mukthasan'Now, I am very indisciplined.But soon after I get this particular problem I diligently do this yoga exercise and am very conscious about it.Two days back,I was terribly ill ,and immediately resorted to yoga.For the past three days I have been doing this and today is the second in this particular exercise.How I wish I were more disciplined?I know it is within oneself that this is but I cannot stop whipping myself.Atleast from now on,I must be regular--this is my [sort of] resolution.Does any of you have a problem of being indisciplined?
3 Mar 08
Yes. I'm with you on this. I had an operation on my vertabrae and discs in my neck spine due to disc bulges at 5 levels so- I digress... So I have to do a few simple movements, otherwise known as exercises but it's just rolling and turning properly to ensure suppleness and movement ease in general. If I lay off ensuring I've got the full movement then I sort of seize up. I get pins and needles in my wrist, and can feel sick and sometimes do be sick from it. All I have to do to stop this is to do this full movement exercise. It's not even 5 minutes but to simply go through the full neck movement possibilities. Rolling and turning say ten times each way maybe 3 minutes. I reckon if I did it once a week I would be covered for this and not ever get a wince. So yep- same as you, I wait till I'm in discomfort. I think it only natural to not do what you are told, even if it's your benefit. Personally, I also only dieted properly once I was told that my weight, blood pressure, cholesterol etc pointed to being on the point of an iminent heart attack at any moment within the next 6 months. So once that was said, I became a fish loving salad tossing health fanatic and now I'm seriously back to normal- so mr aversge that chips and fatty food could make a come back!!! Naughty, but nice.
9 Mar 08
Hey...I just noticed that I made my 200th post on your site. You are my lucky charm...I have been striving towards reaching that goal for awhile. So happy it occurred on the site of my gal-pal from across the ocean. YES!!!! Good sharing with you...so long for now. Raia
9 Mar 08
Yes...when it comes to exercising regularly I am quite undisciplined until I get back into the routine of doing it. When I injured my knee I was given exercises to do and I have been quite disciplined with them. My motivation comes from not wanting to have a relapse by re-inuring my knees again. However, I am off again/on again with my yoga practice. When I get involved with my work I am very disciplined. I often have to write articles on deadline...and I have never missed one yet. In fact I often have them in to editors before the deadline and that has helped me obtain more work. So work wise...I am very focused and disciplined...exercising...not so much. Good to know your practice is helping you feel better...I know from experience yoga can bring some powerful and sustained changes in the body, mind and spirit. Makes me wonder why I do not make more time for it too. Hmmmm...need to sit on my mat and contemplate that...(smiles.) Take care...will keep in touch.. Raia