Posted by Geo (184.108.40.206) on August 30, 2000 at 00:38:27:
In Reply to: Mind / Body Theory....? posted by Shellie on August 29, 2000 at 20:34:44:
For many years I practised meditation as a means of disciplining my body/mind to tolerate being absolutely still under diverse conditions and remain focused. Maybe that's what enables me today to sit still during an attack. For a very brief period last year, I was, remarkably, able to 'catch' an attack at the onset, as if in a bottle, and, 'will' it away. Very early on in my CH history, I very strongly harbored the belief that the attacks were brought on by an imbalance of energy (chi,chai,ki,yin/yang,electromagnetism)
-since they were one-sided. I tried certain yogic postures, and gestures, and also running, ten miles a day, five in the mornig, five at night. At best, I was able to gain a day on the next severe attack, or minimize the severity by a few kip notches.
And then there is the matter of prayer, not the conventional sort of on your knees "thank you/please" praying, but rather, just quietly acknowledging everything in existance that's wonderful to you about the world and about life, whether it be good or bad, and on until you get to your own body and mind, how it works, what it does, how it does it, and how it connects with everything else.
Of course, you can leave out the headaches, but as a mattter of existential consequence, acknowlede them in a way that allows you to accept them, while having the strength and
courage to withstand them.
And at worst there's the antithesis of this, which involves real "devil begone exorcism"....
Good luck and love,
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