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queanbeyanboy

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Use of the Double Balls
« on: January 04, 2011, 01:19:01 AM »
Hi Steve - I am a 45yo male, 92kg and a newcomer to your program.  I have been putting up with a bad back since late teens, which is now just under thirty years ago.  About 10 years ago I had scans which revealed mild lumbar scoliosis and a bulging disc, but it only turned to pain after doing something 'stupid', like repetitive manual labour or the good old lift and twist.  Over the past few years, when I got a flare-up I would have a few deep tissue massages over a week or so and I felt like I was back to about 90% each time, then with time the pain would fade until the next 'stupid' incident.  Two days after Christmas '10 the inevitable again occurred, and because my masseuse had gone away on holidays, along with everyone else it seems, meant I was flat on my back in pain again, this time for seven days.  It was during this time that my wife and I found your program with the help of Google, and I got stuck straight into it.  The first thing I did was started with the double balls on the floor, and the next day I did Day 1 for the treatment of lower back pain on one side.  I must say I had never in my life dreamed that I would ever do Yoga, but I did, and thoroughly enjoyed it.  I got up off the floor totally exhausted, my legs were shaking uncontrollably, I was sweating but I couldn't believe how good my body felt.  My body was straighter than it has been for ages, words can't describe how I feel after obtaining these initial results.  You have a fantastic program and I'll be letting everyone else know - well done!!!

I just have one question relating to the double balls, as follows.  I am not that flexible yet, and doing the double ball exercise felt like my back was going to snap in half, it was so painful.  My question is, am I able to use the balls on the wall and lean backwards onto them until I have enough flexibility to use them on the floor, or conversely my wife has suggested doing the program on the floor but maintaining the pressure for say 30 seconds before moving down my back?  Any other suggestions are welcome too.  Regards, Jeff

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Re: Use of the Double Balls
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2011, 01:44:45 AM »
Jeff, I am really pleased the Yoga is working well for you, I love it as well and do it anytime I need my body revitalised!

On the double balls Q try a heat wheat bag coverng the muscles for 15 minutes before you do it. If you use the rubber balls I use in the video demonstration, they are not too hard with a bit of give and using them over time does soften them bit. They remain effective.

If all else fails you can go from the wall and use that to desensitize but it is very important you relax and let all your muscles go when you are laying on them and that would be hard to do on the wall.

I would be confident if you could get your body to relax fully the pain would drop dramatically after 3 or so times with the heat.

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Steve

queanbeyanboy

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Re: Use of the Double Balls
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2011, 12:28:37 PM »
Thanks for your prompt reply Steve, I'll continue to persevere with them.  Another couple of quick Q's if I could.  I've always received heaps of benefit out of a deep tissue massage, mainly legs and back - should I continue to do this say once a week whilst on your program? and secondly, this one is a bit of a long shot, but have any of your patients reported any success or relief in relation to your program assisting with releiving tinnitus?  Regards, Jeff.

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Re: Use of the Double Balls
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2011, 05:27:30 PM »
Hi Jeff

Yes the deep tissue massage would be good definitely.

I have found tinitus involves a very d twist or imbalance in the upper spine or neck. I think the only part of the self treatment program that would help it after some months would be the underarm swinging exercise combined with the double ball technqiue.

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