Pain Management – Kundalini Yoga 2021
We have been talking about recognising the needs of our body in 2021 and I wanted to share a lecture I attended by Sunderta Kaur from Bangkok this week on Pain management.
Firstly PAIN is not bad. It is a tool of the nervous system and brain to warn you something is wrong, something is out of balance. Take action.
There are many types of pain mainly acute (ie it comes and then quickly goes) or the more difficult type which we will be dealing with called chronic pain. If you are suffering from chronic pain, the main thing is DO NOT TO IGNORE IT.
The Gate theory tells us that our cellular gates are closed when serotonin the happiness hormone is released and opened when adrenaline the stress hormone is released. When chronic pain is not resolved or attended to on a daily basis the body can be prone to sensitization, your pain levels are ramped up even if the particular injury heals. The circuit jumps, your body gives priority to the nervous system as opposed to the muscles.
Chronic stress also ramps up the body’s response to pain. Whilst the relaxation response creates greater nerve insulation so we feel less pain. The Relaxation response also creates more Nitric Oxide (NO) in the body, which is a powerful neurotransmitter that helps blood vessels relax to improve circulation and blood flow. Scientists are finding out that Nitric Oxide plays a big part in reducing our stress response and therefore inflammation in the body.
We actively trigger the relaxation response in Kundalini yoga to create more Nitric Oxide in the body, by the repetitive, rhythmic movements in the kriyas, controlled breathing, breath of fire, segmented breath and lifestyle choices like eating concentrated greens and anti- inflammatory foods.
Become aware and attend to chronic pain immediately. Assess the pain, it may be different today than yesterday. Start a pain journal:
- When do you feel the pain, after what movements, exercises, ?
- What time of day?
- Location and severity of it?
- Also recommended for chronic pain:
- Hot/cold therapy (sleep on a hot pad)
- Green Diet
- Compresses of apple cider vinegar on the inflamed part of the body.
Use ¼ litre of Apple Cider Vinegar in very hot water and bathe for 30 mins. Soak all the areas of chronic pain. Do this at least once a week.
Okra juice also helps: soak 3 OKRA (lady fingers), split lengthways, overnight, and drink this juice first thing in the morning on an empty stomach… and refill the cup/ glass with new water for another drink…till there is no more slimy juice, then steam the OKRA for your dinner, sprinkle cumin seeds for taste (very yummy).
In class we will teach you deep specific techniques to deal with the physical pain of the body this week. Sat nam Fi & Shaungh xx. www.sanasuma.co.uk
This week’s classes:
Mon 18 JAN 5.30-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona@ zoom only
Tues 19 JAN 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom & Live.
Tues 19 JAN 6 –7.15pm Shaunagh Live Class@Barefoot Gallery
Wed 20 JAN 5- 7.30am Sadhana (FREE) Shaunagh @ zoom only.
Wed 20 JAN 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona@ zoom & Live.
Thurs 21 JAN 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh@ zoom only.
Fri 22 JAN 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh@ zoom only.
Sun 24 JAN 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh@ zoom only.
Sun 24 JAN 5.30-7pm Gong, Relax and Laugh@ Prana Lounge, Live Class
UK Times are 12pm for afternoon classes. There is a new Password for zoom classes please email for details
Class prices will be changing from 1st February 2021. Online Class 800Rs, 5000Rs for 4 weeks, and UK £30 for 4 weeks.