Days 2-4. (yixingtianxia at home)

Although a lot of this blog will probably be updates about my health and the people around me, I think it would be helpful to me to explain what I’ve learned through this process just talking generally about disease and writing specific posts not focusing too much on medicine/treatment. It certainly doesn’t have to be correct but is just what I am learning in this life-long process. This way I won’t leave everyone in the dark talking about pai-da and la-jin (for people who might think not be interested in any of that). – I’l do something like this really soon.

But back to before. The mini class (yixingtianxia class) is already halfway over. Running at 6 am is getting harder and harder, but since we stopped fasting (so its only 3 days) it will probably be fine for the rest of the 7 days. I’ve been able to consistently get sha now (on my forearms, arms, thighs). I’ve been able to do around 30 minutes of la-jin per leg which is an improvement from before at school when I just did 20 minutes. I think everyone has improved a lot in terms of these exercises as well as notice physical changes. Simply staying away from the computer probably helped as well as not having any stress (from school or anything really). Hopefully going back there to the ‘real world’ won’t be any different from now since I can see myself getting better extremely quickly with this schedule.

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5 thoughts on “Days 2-4. (yixingtianxia at home)

  1. you are showing great discipline in what you are doing, I respect that. I am happy for you in that it is working. That is what counts. It certainly isn’t something I would try.

    • I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have tried this either in a different situation – just fate that it so happens that I found out about it and also that I finally decided after much thinking and discomfort to try it. After all, I spent he beginning 18 years battling all of these problems first using what the doctors told me to do/buy and then trying alternatives. Unfortunately no one of those worked or worked long term. When I was young and naive I just didn’t understand what was going on and just wanted the pain to go away and didn’t understand how to care for myself. All of those treatments (whether they were fake or not) definitely changed who I was. However, I told myself not to give up because trying something new is better than the status quo knowing that your condition is impossible to cure. Its worth taking that risk because there isn’t much to lose. I’m lucky to have this opportunity and grateful that it is working. Thanks for the encouragement, it really means a lot!

      • what have you been diagnosed with, if I may be so bold to ask? I have fibromyalgia and have had it since I was a child. Near as I can remember, I have been suffering with it for approx. 45 yrs. I have been on and off pharmaceuticals for the last 25 yrs. I use herbals all the time to counteract the side effects, which I am sure you are aware of. They help immensely. I am in pain constantly, however, it is bearable. I do manage to get off the pharmaceuticals now and then, but never my nutraceuticals. Take care.

      • I have had asthma, ezcema, and allergies basically since I was born. I started to have a hip/back problem about 4-5 years ago. I tried all sorts of medication for all of these symptoms and nothing really worked. I had an inhaler and more for asthma, a bunch of creams, steroids, pills for ezcema (skin problem), and I took many years of shots, etc for allergies. I had to take pain pills for my back but I realized they didn’t do anything so I stopped that. I went to many doctors and specialists and tried a lot of alternative treatments as well. The hip problem began as an ‘inflamed’ hip. I didn’t have to have surgery but I talked about the pain and etc so I got the pills. Then my back started stiffening and I realized I couldn’t do simple things such as bend down to pick up something or move around quickly. At one point I couldn’t even get out of bed and my parents had to drag the bedsheets to get me out. I walked around with a limp for a while. Another specialist said I might develop ankylosing spondylitis or rheumatoid arthritis. But those are just disease names and not really relevant anymore. Now there’s something that helps my symptoms well. I don’t have to take any sort of ‘medicine’ and my body feels better each day. My emotions are more positive as well. I think my first post (https://eltacodelmente.wordpress.com/2011/07/10/first-reflection/) explains my background in a little more depth though. Although I don’t have personal experience, many others have tried doing the same things and have had good results for their own problems – it kind of is a matter of faith and courage in taking a risk (because of course everyone is scared to try something new, unknown), and fear of the pain. Most people will for sure run away from this kind of thing but there are definitely people out there who are fed up with their situation and are willing to take a chance.

      • It is most certainly an unorthodox treatment and certainly not for me. Glad it’s working for you, tho. Keep on. I’d rather stay with my Ganoderma. 😉

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