by Cheyenne Bertiloni
(Santa MonicaANTA MONICA,CA USA.)
In March 3,2009 I was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), loss use of left hand and loosing right, trying to eat right foods,mostly raw live foods. Exercise stretching, walking, and now trying to learn to meditate and learn to reach higher self to heal my body with God's help of course. Breathing is very important. So I'm researching ways to go into deep meditation and breathing. Sorry but I'm no longer working just totally devoting my body to God and healing. I'd love to see anything you can offer for someone who's determined to live.
1. Cheyenne I do not have necessary expertise to comment on your disease. However, I will provide you some information based on my reading about this topic on the net. For some diseases there is no cure, only we can improve the quality of life. My mother is suffering from metastasis of breast cancer for last nine years and she is relying on medicine, meditation and strong determination to fight the disease. You have to be mentally strong and this is where yoga can help.
2. I suggest you learn meditation personally from a teacher near to you. You may get best advice from Divyayoga.com. This is a trust based in India doing research on all aspects of yoga and they can provide you best advice. Telephone numbers 091-41555000, 091334-240008
3. I will recommend that you also read two books by BKS Iyengar "Light on Life" and "Yoga Sutras of Patanjali". These books will make you to be at peace with yourself and understand the yogic philosophy of life.
4. You can download a free report by Jeannie Stevens which is based on her experience with helping an ALS patient.
5. You can start with deep breathing and ujjayi breathing. Do Aum recitation followed by rest in shavasana. Practice yoga nidra for complete relaxation. You can practice deep breathing, ujjayi breath and shavasana for as much time as long you feel comfortable. Since this disease involves gradual decrease in mobility it is better to find a yoga teacher based locally who can help you.
6. Breathing, Relaxation, Meditation and Diet Control are the areas where yoga can help you. Take out time to relax and meditate. This will calm your mind, get you sound sleep and also help with pain relief.
May God Bless you with good health.
alsadvocacy.com is spreading the word about ALS
ALS factsheet by ninds.nih.gov
Rhythmic Breathing, Ujjayi Pranayama , Yoga nidra , Shava Asana
(You must start yoga only under supervision of a yoga instructor)
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