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X-Ray Yoga

X-Ray Yoga

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X-Ray Yoga

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You might get a kick out of this amazing video ๐Ÿ˜ƒ :

X-Ray Body in Motion - Yoga: vimeo.com/81836814

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Description reads: "A visual study/exploration of the body in motion with a focus on yoga poses.

Our goal for this piece was to create a realistic representation of radiological (x-ray) imaging.

Instead of just creating a still image, however, we wanted to combine the beautiful moves of yoga with this new visual approach to bring the full human skeleton to life.

Technical challenges included aspects such as achieving proper bone densities and representing actual bone marrow inside each individual bone."

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If you're interested in Gentle Chair Yoga, several (free) YouTube videos (I've found useful) are here: "Gentle Chair Yoga for RA; X-Ray Yoga for Wonderment": healthunlocked.com/nras/pos...

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Thanks Kai! I watched the first one and will check out the rest of them as I have time.

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Very welcome, DRunnerchick/ Dee. ๐Ÿ‘ If you get a chance to view some of the chair yoga videos, hope they're useful/ practical for you. ๐Ÿ™

I understand we all have varying abilities -- range of motion, pain, etc. -- at different times throughout the days/ weeks . . . Remembering to be kind/ gentle with ourselves as we attempt the movements can help. ๐Ÿ˜Œ (Please take all the time you need to lovingly take good care. ๐Ÿ™ )

Wishing you the very best, Dee, & hope you'll be able to resume/ enjoy running in good time. ๐ŸŒบ ๐Ÿ€ ๐ŸŒž

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Got a kick out of the X-Ray video. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ A 'realistic' animation -- like a slow-motion, rollercoaster ride ๐ŸŽข within the human skeleton โ˜  ! ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ™ƒ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ ๐Ÿ˜‚

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For additional seated/ chair exercises, Amy_Lee kindly shares her exercises & videos:

โ€ข Exercises that I did during my recovery process: healthunlocked.com/ra-warri...

โ€ข Myth: The Right Diet Cures RA?: healthunlocked.com/ra-warri...

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Yes, Amy_Lee has great stuff and has really made some great achievements. She inspires me to be diligent in my work at self care. I'm still learning to pace myself ๐Ÿ˜›

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Beautiful. ๐ŸŒบ Very glad to hear. ๐Ÿ™

Sounds like we're all learning together! ๐Ÿค“ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿค—

Maybe we'll eventually graduate ๐ŸŽ“ from the RA 'school of hard knocks'! ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ™ƒ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰

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If chair yoga isn't for you, here's some lovely, gentle RA-specific movement exercises:

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RA-Specific Exercise Videos from NRAS:

๐Ÿ“น 4 brief, prefatory videos with practical exerciseguidelines: nras.org.uk/exercise-videos

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๐Ÿ“น 8 brief, gentle movement, Exercise with RA videos: nras.org.uk/exercise-videos

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1๏ธโƒฃ Wall Wash Squares [Shoulders]: vimeo.com/76074107

2๏ธโƒฃ Wrist Alphabet: vimeo.com/76074609

3๏ธโƒฃ Legs & Feet [Knee, Ankle]: vimeo.com/75979436

4๏ธโƒฃ Push Ups From a Chair [Elbows, Forearms]: vimeo.com/76053802

5๏ธโƒฃ Strengthening [Arms, Hands, Wrists]: vimeo.com/76069085

6๏ธโƒฃ Stepping [Hips]: vimeo.com/76067608

7๏ธโƒฃ Sitting to Standing [Balance, Mobility]: vimeo.com/76131594

8๏ธโƒฃ Step Up [Aerobic, Cardiovascular]: vimeo.com/76067041

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Very much enjoy these as well. Can also do these in the privacy of my home -- at my own pace -- as slowly or as briskly as I feel up to. ๐Ÿ‘ Can intersperse these movements throughout the day -- as they only take brief chunks of time each -- and, I can do them most anywhere in the house! ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿค— )

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โ€ข For thoughts about Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)/ Tapping (more of a 'mental exercise' than 'physical exercise'), see: Healing Power of Resilience, Optimism, & Hope: Moving Forward from Trauma, PTSD, Physical & Psychological Abuse & Illness โ€” Dave Pelzer: healthunlocked.com/nras/pos...โ€”-dave-pelzer (scroll down towards bottom of page)

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โ€ข For additional thoughts about 'Tapping' (EFT), see post: Not all advice is good advice... ('The Tapping Solution') : healthunlocked.com/nras/pos...

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My supplemental thoughts are:

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๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ”จ Tapping 'in context':

'Rheumatoid Arthritis relief using EFT':

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๐Ÿ˜‘ ๐Ÿ’ค Meditation 'in context':

Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, Breathing, Relaxation, Stress Reduction . . .: healthunlocked.com/nras/pos...

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๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•บ Movement 'in context':

Gentle Chair Yoga for RA, X-Ray Yoga for Wonderment: healthunlocked.com/nras/pos...

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Merely 3 ๐Ÿ†“ Stress Relief Methods useful to some of us โ€” not necessarily all of us.

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Yes, indeed, ----, "not all advice is good advice" โ€” especially when it's not applicable to our situation or inaccurately/ inappropriately framed as โ€” placed in the context of โ€” 'a cure' to all our ills. ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿคฃ

Each is merely a 'technique' that helps alleviate symptoms for some โ€” not all. ๐Ÿค”

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๐Ÿค” Implementing any single technique (method) for managing symptoms may be ineffective or yield modest results (or may even work well for us).

๐Ÿค” Implementing several techniques (hand in hand ๐Ÿค ) over time, may increase the probability of yielding worthwhile results.

As with everything, works for some โ€” not all. ๐Ÿค”

And, as with so much on the Internet, the information is freely ๐Ÿ†“ available (from reliable/reputable sources) for anyone sincerely interested in exploring & trying things out for themselves. ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ€ ๐ŸŒบ ๐ŸŒž

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Oh, for trauma, ----, there's a few audio podcasts that may be useful/ relevant: Healing Power of Resilience, Optimism, & Hope: Moving Forward from Trauma, PTSD, Physical & Psychological Abuse & Illness โ€” Dave Pelzer: healthunlocked.com/nras/pos...โ€”-dave-pelzer

They, too, talk about a variety of techniques/ methods to help us manage our 'trauma'. ๐Ÿ˜Œ ๐Ÿ‘

Hope it proves useful. ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ€ ๐ŸŒบ ๐ŸŒž

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[Only the subtlety a 'spanner to the noggin' ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ”ง would penetrate my thick skull ๐Ÿ’€ . . . ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿ˜† โ˜บ๏ธ ]

Have used a variety of approaches (other than 'Tapping' โ˜๏ธโ˜๏ธโ˜๏ธ) to manage pain & to improve, so hadn't needed EFT so far. ๐Ÿ™

Breathing ๐ŸŒฌ , movement ๐Ÿšถ . . . techniques (under aforementioned Meditation & Movement links ๐Ÿ”— ๐Ÿ”— ) have proven useful/ stress relieving for me. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ™

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Yet am delighted there's such a variety of techniques freely ๐Ÿ†“ available for so many of us to try (at no cost ๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ’ฐ ) should they strike our fancy. ๐Ÿค”

"No harm, no foul," with many of these 'innocuous' techniques. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Always amazes ๐Ÿ˜ฎ how some things work for some of us & can be utter tosh ๐Ÿ—‘ for others.

Go figure . . . ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Complete mystery ๐Ÿค” to me as to how & why . . . ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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Agreed, claiming "cure all" IS a red flag ๐Ÿšฉ . ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

And, should either be avoided ๐Ÿšซ or approached with caution โš ๏ธ , careful questioning ๐Ÿค”โ“ , critical thinking ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ’ญ . . .

Some folks are capable of rational ๐Ÿค– , careful, critical thinking ๐Ÿค” / reasoning ๐Ÿ‘ฝ โ€” others folks, for whatever reasons, simply aren't. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Therefore, no matter capable ๐Ÿค“ (or incapable ๐Ÿคค ) , it always helps to consult with beloved/ trusted family, friends, physicians, forum members ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ง . . . to keep our thought process balanced โš–๏ธ โ€” in check. โœ”๏ธ

No 1 person ๐Ÿ•ด (institution ๐Ÿฅ , forum ๐Ÿ—ฃ , etc.) has "all the answers", so it can be useful to seek out a variety of experiences/ opinions for mulling over in our own noodle ๐ŸŽƒ .

And, to remember they are just thatโ€” "a variety of experiences & opinions.": ๐Ÿ’ฉ ๐Ÿ’Ž ๐Ÿ’ฉ ๐Ÿ’Ž ๐Ÿ’ฉ ๐Ÿ’Ž . . .

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It's understandable how some 'techniques' โ€” especially when proclaimed to be 'cure alls' โœจ โ€” tip the most reasonable of us into scepticism ๐Ÿ˜ / cynicism ๐Ÿ˜’ .

Very understandable. ๐Ÿ˜Œ ๐Ÿ™

Repeated false promises of 'miraculous, overnight cures' โœจ cause us to 'snap judge' ๐Ÿ˜ค (toss out) otherwise possibly useful techniques/ tools . . . ๐Ÿšฏ

When we've been lead astray ๐Ÿ˜ง , dashed ๐Ÿ˜ต , & disappointed ๐Ÿ˜žrepeatedly โ€” our knee-jerk reaction can reflexively be "NO" โŒ โ€” without a thought . . .

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What's the expression?

"Fool ๐Ÿƒ me once, shame on you. ๐Ÿคฅ

Fool ๐Ÿƒ me twice, shame on me. ๐Ÿ˜”"

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Repeated 'over-selling' of 'magical cures' โœจ flips the switch ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒš .

Turns us off ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ .

Shuts us down ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ from even contemplating 'new or other' ideas that may well be legitimate tools. ๐Ÿ˜”

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No vulnerable ๐Ÿ˜ž or desperate ๐Ÿ˜ฉ individuals need be parted from their hard-earned dosh. ๐Ÿ’ท ๐Ÿ’ถ ๐Ÿ’ด ๐Ÿ’ต ๐Ÿ’ธ

No one โ€” no matter our circumstances: ๐Ÿš ๐Ÿฐ . . โ™ฟ๏ธ ๐Ÿšน . . ๐Ÿ›ด ๐Ÿš˜ . . ๐Ÿ‘’ ๐Ÿ‘‘

Gobs of free ๐Ÿ†“ info to explore ๐Ÿ”Ž ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ & to try techniques on our own โ€” after consult (& 'go ahead') from our medical team ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ (of course).

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Yes, no reasonable, thinking physicians (or 'experts') ever advise popping off meds! ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

That's not only another red flag ๐Ÿšฉ of 'lack of credibility' ๐Ÿคก โ€” but downright dangerous ๐Ÿ›‘ โ˜ ๏ธ ๐Ÿ†˜ !! ๐Ÿ˜จ

[Meds ๐Ÿ’‰ ๐Ÿ’Š are reduced when one has consistently progressed/ improved (in healing) to warrant physician-supervised ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ reduction of a med (or eventual 'weaning off').]

None of it is done lightly, unthinking, whimsically. . . ๐Ÿ™ƒ

It's 'playing with fire' ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‘ˆ .

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Yes, yes, helps "mental state". ๐Ÿ‘

Helps 'cope with' pain ๐Ÿ˜ฉ , depression ๐Ÿ˜ž , mourning the way 'things used to be' ๐Ÿ˜ฅ . . ,

Ditto for me, ----! ๐Ÿ˜Œ :

Each time a loved one forwarded an 'idea', a 'tip', a 'thought' . . , it warmed โ˜€๏ธ my heart ๐Ÿ’— immensely โ€” touching me deeply ๐Ÿ˜Œ .

(To know they were 'thinking of me', desiring to help was profoundly moving ๐Ÿ˜Œ ๐Ÿ˜ข โ˜บ๏ธ . . .

How fortunate we are to have such people in our lives who care enough to wish to help!! ๐Ÿ™ โ˜บ๏ธ Who take time, make effort . . . ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿค—

(At least that's how I perceived any suggestion 'from the ridiculous to the sublime'. It sprouted ๐ŸŒฑ from a place of love ๐Ÿ’“ , genuine concern ๐Ÿ˜Œ . And, was acknowledged & profoundly appreciated ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ in reciprocated spirit ๐Ÿ‘ป of heart-felt love โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ’•. . . )

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[Love your profile photo, ----! Made me smile ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜Š .]

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If interested in "Anti-Gravity Yoga", consider viewing ITYFIALMCTT's explanation at 'Will my flexibility come back?' ( healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... ).

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What is antigravity yoga?

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lululemon: antigravity yoga:

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"Antigravity yoga videos" google search ๐Ÿ”Ž results: google.com/search?as_q=&as_...

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โค๏ธ it!

Thank you kindly for beautifully describing the joy ๐Ÿค— of moving in an Anti-Gravity (Hammock) Yoga, ITYFIALMCTT. ๐Ÿ™

Sounds like wonderful stretching ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ (& relaxing) without overexerting or hurting joints/ muscles ๐Ÿ•บ ๐Ÿ’ช . . . and ability to slide right into hammock (after workout) for a lovely ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ siesta ๐Ÿ˜ด ๐Ÿ’ค . . . ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜„

Would love ๐Ÿ’“ for these studios to spread ๐Ÿ—บ (become commonplace), so we could readily pop in & give anti-gravity a whirl ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป whenever we'd like. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ ๐Ÿ‘

[Brings back childhood ๐Ÿ‘ซ memories of joyous ๐Ÿค— , free-ing play on swing-sets & hanging upside down ๐Ÿ™ƒ from "monkey bars" ( ๐Ÿ’ โž–โž– s ) . ( ๐Ÿšซ . . ๐Ÿ’ . . ๐Ÿบ ๐Ÿท ๐Ÿฅƒ ๐Ÿธ s ) ๐Ÿ˜ณ ]

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Additional options for anyone interested in gentle, (brief) inversion (& gently extending/ decompressing spine) for those of us who mayn't have easy access to an anti-gravity yoga studio (or sturdy enough living-room drapes to dangle from ๐Ÿ˜ ):

๐Ÿ™ƒ ๐Ÿ“ Body Slant Boards: google.com/search?as_q=body...

๐Ÿ™ƒ ๐Ÿ”ƒ Inversion Tables: google.com/search?as_q=Inve...

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Keep thinking of it as the pleasure of 'weightless' ๐Ÿ•ด we feel in water ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐ŸŠ without having to get wet ๐Ÿ’ฆ . ๐Ÿ˜

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Few more brief Anti-Gravity Yoga videos:

Antigravity Yoga and Fitness, Italy: m.youtube.com/watch?vl=en&v...

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Different 'type' of exercise (Kegels) for perhaps a "forgotten" (yet no less important) region ๐Ÿ’ฆ โ˜”๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜ณ โ˜บ๏ธ :

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Kegel Exercises for Women ๐Ÿšบ & Men ๐Ÿšน :

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๐Ÿšบ Kegel exercises: A how-to guide for women: mayoclinic.org/healthy-life...

๐Ÿšบ How To Do Kegel Exercises: kegel8.co.uk/articles/pelvi...

๐Ÿšบ 'Fall in Love with Your Pelvic Floor' Infographic: mutusystem.com/mutu-system-...

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๐Ÿšน Kegel exercises for men: Understand the benefits: mayoclinic.org/healthy-life...

๐Ÿšน How to Do Kegels for Men: kegel8.co.uk/articles/kegel...

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๐Ÿšป Kegel exercises - self-care: medlineplus.gov/ency/patien...

๐Ÿ”Ž "Kegel videos" google search results: google.com/search?as_q=Kege...

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[Original postings: โ€ข 'bladder problem': healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... โ€ข Gentle Chair Yoga for RA, X-Ray Yoga for Wonderment: healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... ]

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Gentle 'Exercises for Sciatica' from NHS (National Health Service): nhs.uk/Livewell/Backpain/Pa...

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Right-hand โœ‹ column links ๐Ÿ”— to videos ๐Ÿ“น for 4 types of Exercises for Sciatica:

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. . . 1๏ธโƒฃ 'Spinal Stenosis': nhs.uk/Video/Pages/sciatica...

. . . 2๏ธโƒฃ 'Piriformis Syndrome': nhs.uk/Video/Pages/sciatica...

. . . 3๏ธโƒฃ 'Herniated or Slipped Disc': nhs.uk/Video/Pages/sciatica...

. . . 4๏ธโƒฃ 'Degenerative Disc Disease': nhs.uk/Video/Pages/sciatica...

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[Many thanks ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜Œ to PFKAAde at post: 'Lumbar Spine MRI Results': healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... ]

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