Quote Originally Posted by Believer View Post

Please be very careful. I do ONLY the basic stuff for joints and muscles everyday. Few weeks back standing up, I bent my knees and lowered myself, as if to do a squat, and I pulled something in my knee. Needless to say, the pain kept me off any exercises/long walks for four weeks. At our age, just the basic is all we can do and all that is needed to keep the old bodies functional.

That is very true, and I am careful. It's also why I won't go to a yoga class. My last experience with a yoga teacher did that. I explained my shoulder injury, and how I did it. He suggested a posture, which I did, and then he came and pulled on my shoulder, which was exactly the same motion as to how I'd injured it. So he re-aggravated it. Nice! (sarcasm)

But yes, you and I could have a competition as to who has the most injuries.

For Kirran: This shoulder injury is what happens when you go too far forward with an arm, (think follow through in a cricket swing... too much follow-through.) So the MRI showed a small tear, but under a bone, so not easily accessible via the knife, and also relatively minor. My exercises now involve doing the opposite, like putting the shoulders back, or clasping hands behind my back. Still, the real key, I think is not to re-aggravate.

I also have knee, elbow, and sole problems, or bruises. But hey, it's karma.

Still, since Tamil New Year and my vow to do a routine at least 30 minutes a day, I do feel better ... more flexible, better sleep too I think.

Aum Namasivaya