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taoistfist wrote:I had a surgery that was similar in size and location to yours. i found standing postures very helpful. just small amounts of time at first, slowly increasing in duration. San Ti and hold tree pose i found particularly helpful. daily standing even several times a day but for short periods. i was sooooo weak.
Also very slow forms training. and getting off the meds as fast as possible. i could feel how far i should actually go with training because it hurt without the meds. that was good.
that was 14 years ago and today i am very strong fit and can do anything physically, even take full power shots to the stomach, my doctors told me not to do kung fu for a while but i never stopped.
Why not spend the time in a temple learning or practicing mediation.
As a practice it might go along ways in helping to live life and understand ones self.
klonk wrote:Thank you for the good wishes and advice! A few thoughts going forward:
[*]The advice about pole weapons seems good--I've long found that the best way to connect hands and belly. I have a long staff but have not gotten outdoors to use it--the weather has been horridly cold.
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