I am 25 year old working male. I need help to get balance in my body again which i lost after doing Inner Engineering program from Isha foundation. Let me describe the whole situation.
I did the IE program in January 2013. After doing this i was very impressed by the talk and all the information shared during program. During the program we were taught yoga practice [whole shambhavi mahamudra process] and at the end of program we were asked to continue at least for 40 days twice a day in empty stomach condition. That time i was sharing my room with one of my room partner so that was not possible for me to continue the practice so after program i haven’t did any practice. But i kept following isha foundation over the youtube and watched almost every video.
In Oct 2013 i shifted in new apartment where i was having my separate room so i decided to start practice. As i have subscribed to isha foundation mailing list so i was getting update about all the isha foundation future program and practice correction session. So before starting practice i attended practice correction session and made sure that i do the practice in right way. After joining 2 practice correction program i started isha yoga at home. After doing yoga practice 4-5 days at home i started to have negative thought and less focused on my work. So i contacted one of Isha yoga teacher and told him the situation. He suggested to continue the practice and said in starting our body may resist so continue the practice.
During this period i was also going Gym and gym trainer suggested me to eat eggs as much as i can in breakfast and dinner. So i was going gym in the morning then after returning i was doing my yoga practice then after i was taking my breakfast then i was going to work. In evening after returning from work i was doing practice again then i take my dinner. After doing this 3-4 days i started to have little pain in my lower back and my negative thoughts and less focus on work persisted. I started to feel more stressed, anxiety and fear So i contacted again the isha yoga teacher and told him the whole situation and asked him whether is it fine to eat eggs when i am doing yoga practice he said eating eggs is fine and suggested me to continue practice and consult a doctor if i have more pain. As pain was not so much so i didn’t go to the doctor, This was my bad.
These are the yoga steps which i was doing:
- Patanga aasan (Butterfly) for 2 min
- Shishupal aasan for 2 min with each leg
- Cat stretch 3 times which have 10 steps that i remember and practiced at practice correction session.
- Shukh Kriya for 6 min, which start with exhale with left nostril and end with exhale with left nostril.
- omkar chant 21 times
- flattering breath at the tip of the nose for 3-4 min
- Then i go for bhandash (The three locks )
- Then sit and concentrate on breath 3-4 min
As i continued this practice my condition started to become more worse. I was so stressed. I started to have fear about my future and started to think too much about my past. I was dying within myself, i was so less focused anything i do, I was never such. I forget to mention that i was having little gastric problem before starting the yoga practice but this was not so serious but after doing this yoga practice my gastric problem increased dramatically.
As i was having little lower back pain so i took pain killer and continued with daily work. Then one day i went to play cricket with some of my friend, It was 25 Nov 2013 and during playing cricket as i run i had a very sharp pain in my lower back i felt like something slipped within myself i stopped playing i returned to home. I did some massage with warm mustard oil took pain killer and rested the whole day. Then next day during bath i had so sharp pain again in right lower back that it was unbearable. Then i went to doctor After examining he said that i have slipped disk in L5-S1 lumber spine. It was a real shock for me. I was not able to walk with wide legs and not able to bend even more then 10 degree.
There was very less chance to have slipped disk to me because i was doing Gym since i was 18 and i have athletic body with 68 kg weight and i was always able to lift more weight then my body. My core muscles was so strong.
Now its been 9 months since my injury, I have consulted several doctors. Initially i tried allopathy for one month but there was no improvement in pain. Then i tried acupressure for 3 months but that gave temporary relief. After few days of injury i started to have sciatic nurve pain. I have random vibration in small portion of my legs several times a days in calf and thigh, sometime i feel those vibration in my shoulders, back and hands.
Initially there was pain in my left calf and right front thigh, From last 4 months i am doing physiotherapy and taking (pregabalin and methylcobalamin capsules) Now my left calf pain is gone but i still have right front thigh pain and sciatica pain. Now quite improvement in my lower back pain. My back pain shifts randomly between my lower back and upper back.
I tried Bhramari Pranayama (Humming Bee Breath) for several days and it reduced the random vibration in my legs.
Please Please suggest and Guide me which can help me to get balance in my body. As i have very serious VATA Dosha.
I am single. I used to do meditation since i was 21. I have completed the Art of Living basic course and didn’t had any bad experience with that. I am VATA dominating. After this injury i eat pure veg food, before that i used to each non veg sometime and drink rarely.