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The Art of Saying "Yes"

Several years ago I accepted the fact that I could no longer practice headstand (sirsasana). Each time I would try this magnificent pose - called the "father" of all asana - I would deal with headaches a few hours later. For a while, I refused to let that stop me and kept trying to find ways to practice it. Like a good scientist, I would experiment: was it more likely to happen in certain arm positions than others? What about the time of the day? Or if I tried this pose at the beginning of practice versus at the end? Frustrated, I had x-rays taken of my cervical spine and my doctor told me I had an unexpected amount of bone degeneration in certain parts of my neck; he compared it to what the

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