WARNING: Yoga Poses in the Mirror May Appear Safer

February 29, 2012  |  Lifestyle  |  , ,

In a bid to get her lungs back, Sinus Sister breathes deep

…in through the nose, out through the nose. No cheating. No mouth breathing. Slow and steady. All goes well with the yoga while I’m vertical. But two breathes into Downward Dog, the pain starts. It’s as if a dentist’s drill slipped off its target and went into a sinus cavity. The drill won’t rest until it dislodges an eye.  Ouch….OUCH….

“In through the nose, out through the nose”—my eye!

Staggering forward into Quitter’s Pose, Sinus Sister admits defeat and rolls up her mat, never again to do Downward Dog with a silent sinus infection. With no stuffy nose to warn her of impending pain, she learns that a so-called dry sinus infection is just as bad—and brutal for yoga.



  1. I get a workout just reading your posts. They say laughter is the best medicine…it may be the best exercise too!

    • Thanks Yoga Fan! Sorry for my very, very late reply. There will be another yoga story soon, because I’ve learned to tolerate Downward Dog with a runny nose!

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