Any who are spiritual yoga practitioners, any words of wisdom?

Any who are spiritual yoga practitioners, any words of wisdom?

Question by Yogini: Any who are spiritual yoga practitioners, any words of wisdom?
How do you get through times of physical inability to do asana practice? I have found it to be the key into my spiritual life and since suffering a shoulder injury find that I have to rest this aspect.
I know yoga is not just asana practice but how have you overcome the frustration of not being able to practice the physical form? Any kind words would be great……Namaste
Thanks sybil

And Phoenix, that was an incredibly wise answer…thank you….I will do that today…..
Thanks hot….the hard part for me is that my practice has been ashtanga so I’m used to a fast flow…. I guess I’ll be researching my options…..

Best answer:

sybil_the_soothsayer:

I often have times of forced physical inactivity and I also find meditation to be helpful…and stretch what you can…just let the injured area heal…there are times of rest in life…

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  1. sybil_the_soothsayerJul 26, 2012

    I often have times of forced physical inactivity and I also find meditation to be helpful…and stretch what you can…just let the injured area heal…there are times of rest in life…

  2. Phoenix AblazeJul 26, 2012

    I do not practice yoga regularly, but I have a technique I use when I’m having trouble being physical. I have a conversation with my body. We lay down, get comfortable, and have a long talk about what’s going on. Sometimes I even speak both sides of the conversation out loud. We go through the pains and difficulties, talk about possible solutions, and come to an understanding. Sometimes I can even convince a painful spot to let go of the pain.

    If you are in touch with your body, it should be quite easy to have a conversation with it and address the weak spots and find a sort of physical peace like what you would get from yoga.

  3. hot_filipinaJul 26, 2012

    The practice of yoga is more into conscious awareness of your form rather than being good at it. You don’t have to force yourself into something that you cannot. Do only according to what your body tells you as your own body is your guide.

    As with the shoulder, if it really hurts, there are lots of asanas that do not involve traumatizing the shoulders. Try those that you’re comfortable of doing without hurting your shoulders.

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