How Everything Is Connected in Yoga

by Norm on January 19, 2014

in Circulation, Eyes, Healing, Pain Reduction, Success Stories, Testimonials, Yoga

I am always looking for ways to help students understand how everything is connected in yoga.

If a person is having eye problems and I begin by guiding him to do neck movements, he may say, “I don’t have any problem with my neck. My eyes are bothering me.”

I explain how all the blood that goes to the eyes to heal and nourish them has to pass through the neck.

If the neck is tense and/or painful, this flow of blood will be retarded.

So we do techniques to loosen up and reduce tension in the neck, and that is fairly easy to understand.

However, all connected relationships are not so easy to understand.

This Comment was posted on my YouTube Video, “Heal Your Neck Now! with YogaNorman.” 

For a few weeks I have what I thought was a trapped nerve either side of my elbow on my right arm. ( maybe caused it in the gym?).

It was causing me pain, keeping me awake at night and generally making me miserable.

I followed this video once and the pain has gone, I am now repeating the exercises as it makes my neck feel so much looser.

I have never had anything to do with yoga before, I found your video by accident. I now intend to look through the rest of your videos.

Thank you, so much.

Wouldn’t it have been sad if Neil had skipped the neck healing video because he reasoned, “My problem is in my elbow so why waste my time doing neck healing techniques?”

So for best results,

1. Do techniques specific to your problem. 

2. Do yoga postures for your whole body to improve your sense of well-being and to discover some of the unexplainable connections that may surprise you with benefits you hadn’t even thought of.  

i wish you success………Norman 

(The Heal Your Neck Now! Video is also HERE on this site)


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Geraldine January 20, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Hi Norman
I have a ruptured disc and a bulging disc with two to three years. I attend physio classes every so often. It involves posture retraining. But I still have pain or uncomfortable back most of the time. It really gets me down. What can I do to improve it please. Any suggestions greatly received. I am 59 and know that my back is not as young as it used to be.
Kind regards

Norm January 20, 2014 at 9:32 pm

Hi Geraldine, Welcome to my site.

When a doctor says “ruptured disc and a bulging disc” it sounds like something you can never improve. However, yoga done slowly and gently can help you immensely.

Personally, I was in pain for about 20 years with lower back and neck injuries from 6 years of American football, and I finally learned how to heal with yoga.

Here are links to what will help you to reduce pain and self-heal:

Self- Heal Your Back Pain Yoga VIDEO Pt 1 At the end of this video you will get links to Parts 2 and 3.

How Alida Overcame the Pain and Spinal Misalignment of Scoliosis

You can always go to search and put in “Back Healing” etc.

Be optimistic and gentle with yourself as you practice the videos.

Please let me know how you are doing and if I may help you further.

I wish you great success,

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