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jb February 29, 2012 at 12:42 am

severe peripheral neuropathy resulting from diabetes after being hit by a car walking across street. nerves in feet are unresponsive; spasms (cramps) in feet and lower legs frequent and long duration. it is moving into hips. many other complications including gastroparesis. pain is chronic and often severe. I mostly refuse drugs due to somulence and numbing (“dumbing” effect”). I have witnessed amazing tolerance and resistence to such notions. Suggestions?

Norm February 29, 2012 at 8:49 am

JB Welcome to my blog.

Obviously you are dealing with a whole lot.

The legs up the wall position should help with both peripheral neuropathy and gastroparesis.
For an explanation of this see my post, Reduce and Heal Your Knee Pain.

Everything else the article will benefit you. Also, read the “comments” after the article to see what others are dealing with.

You may want to check out the Videos and Success Stories.

Please let me know if I can help you further.

Kyle Martin March 2, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Hi Norm,
I’ve been using your videos on YouTube and I love your relaxing and calm approach. I was wondering where I might be able to purchase your relaxing hatha yoga dvd. I didn’t see it on your site. Thank you so much for your videos and inspiration. Kyle

Norm March 3, 2015 at 8:43 pm

Hi Kyle,
You are very welcome and thank you for the feedback.

Here are two options to get my Relaxing Hatha Yoga DVD:

1. You can send me $25 USD and I will mail it to you in the USA.

2. You download it from this website to your computer for 1/2 price at $12.50 USD. This will require a little patience on your part since, as you noticed, I as yet do not have it available on this site for download. However, I welcome this as the push that I so badly need. Relaxing Hatha Yoga DVD has been the favorite yoga class of most of my students and so far has been available only to those in my classes, so getting this DVD available to the public is long overdue.

I hope that I can get this up and running in a few days. However, this is a new area for me to learn how to get the video to download from my website server.

Whatever you decide, I will begin now to work on getting this ready to download, and I thank you for that.

I wish you success in your yoga practice. Please let me know if I may be of help.

Ade October 13, 2015 at 2:43 pm


I have a dodgy back and tried Yoga locally but didn’t take to it. I’ve been to the physio and he recommended the Sun salutation every day.

I found a few and couldn’t get on with them but as a 50 year old fella, I found yours easy to follow. Are your other instructions in a similar vain? If so what would you recommend as a follow up please?


Norm October 15, 2015 at 1:43 pm

Thank you for letting me know that you found my Sun Salutation “easy to follow.”

Yes, all of my instructions are gentle, slow, relaxing and easy to follow.

For your back problem, you will find relief and self-healing with my free video clips, “Self-Heal Your Back Pain Yoga Video Parts 1, 2, 3.”

Then if you want to progress further, you can download Relaxing Hatha Yoga VIDEO, which contains a complete class in addition to the Sun Salutation.
“Heal Your Back Now!” You can download the audio version or order the video DVD version. I plan to have the video version available to download on this site soon.

Please let me know if I may help you further. I wish you great success with Yoga,

Caroline Kerr November 3, 2015 at 7:39 pm

I purchased your video for download, but it is stuck on “loading”. I have tried a few times but can’t get it to download. I am using an iPad.

Norm November 4, 2015 at 11:19 am

Hi Caroline, Thank you for purchasing my video. Here are two things you need to know:

1. If you are tying to download directly to your Apple iPad this from e-junkie, the download service: “Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod) cannot download from the Web at all, as Apple only permits them to download from the Apple iTunes and App Stores. Buyers with those devices would need to use a regular computer for the download and then sync the file from there to their iOS device.”

2. If you are downloading to your computer, understand that it may take awhile to download. This video file is almost 420 MB and 60 minutes of playing time. Be patient. Depending upon your computer, your internet speed, and the internet traffic, this may take some time. Much longer than downloading a book, or a music album, or a short video.

Please let me know how this works for you. I will be happy to help you further.

I wish you great success with your yoga practice.

Caroline Kerr November 4, 2015 at 3:24 pm

Thank you for the information on the download, however now it says the link/download has expired. Please send me a new link so I can get this downloaded to my computer.
Thank you!

Norm November 4, 2015 at 9:07 pm

Hi Caroline. A new link has been sent to your email.
Please let me know how this works for you.
Thank you,

Teresa Villegas December 23, 2015 at 1:53 pm

Hi Norman! I hope you are well, and I warmly think of you and the wonderful support you gave to me in yoga and meditation while I was living there in 1996-97. I haven’t been to SMA in over 10 years and am planning to come this summer for 4-6 weeks with my children now that they are old enough and know enough spanish.

I’d like to ask you if you know of anyone personally who rents their home for a month or so? I’ve looked on VRBO and AirBB but there are so many to choose from??

Also are you teaching any yoga and meditation classes there this summer? If not can you recommend a good place I can take myself and my 3 children ages 11 and 12? I used to take them from you and at the Bellas Artes and the Meditation center.

Thank you in advance for your time to help me out. I know SMA has changed a lot in the last decade. I hope to see you (and Victora) in person when I am there!

Norm January 2, 2016 at 9:12 pm

Hi Teresa, Nice to hear from you. I am impressed by all that you have accomplished since you left San Miguel. I especially would love to see your designs at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix.

I will do my best to help you find a house or put you in touch with someone who can. How large a house do you want? What is your price range? What location do you want? What are your dates?

I have been teaching yoga at the Meditation Center for several years now. Currently, I only have private classes and therapy. However, I expect to resume group classes soon. Also, Sunday mornings we have our Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation Circle based on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.

I look forward to your visit.

Namasté and Blessings,

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