--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "curtisdeltablues" 
> One of the first indications that all was not cool in the Emerald 
> was when I was still flying and a chiropractor took my back X-rays
> after I had thrown my back out.  He said " So how long have you been
> jogging?"  I explained to him how I was practicing flying and he
> explained to me the implications on my vertebrae by sitting in full
> lotus and bouncing on my butt, even on foam.  He showed me how that
> posture  actually takes you butt cheeks away from protecting the 
> during flying so that I was  compressing my discs. It was very
> visible, my bottom discs were compressed like a marathon runners.  
> tried to explain the implications of my behavior but, of course, I 
> too enlightened for his advise at the time.  I don't know if discs 
> recover from such a stress but my back is great these days from all
> the core training workouts I do so I can't assess if I sustained any
> long term damage.  What was interesting for me was that I saw my
> compressed discs at the time and still continued to practice flying
> until I got out of the mindset that I was doing cosmic good for
> myself.  I remember the sickening feeling that perhaps MMY and his
> crew did not understand the implications of his program on people's
> backs and I might have set myself up for a very painful old age.  
> will tell I guess.

FWIW, unlike many people I know who are my age
(and even younger), I do not have any lower back
problems.  And I'm a *very* active hopper.  Never
had a sore butt or injured knees from hopping,

> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Rick Archer <groups@> wrote:
> >
> > on 8/5/06 4:13 PM, Jason Spock at jedi_spock@ wrote:
> > 
> >     Sore butts certainly yes.  Has anybody developed hernia or 
any other
> > complication from this.??
> > 
> > Many people have injured knees and backs. My wife had to have
> surgery on one
> > knee, injured while hopping.
> >

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