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The injury, Black said, had its origins in four decades of extreme backbends and twists. He had developed spinal stenosis ó a serious condition in which the openings between vertebrae begin to narrow, compressing spinal nerves and causing excruciating pain. Black said that he felt the tenderness start 20 years ago when he was coming out of such poses as the plow and the shoulder stand. Two years ago, the pain became extreme. One surgeon said that without treatment, he would eventually be unable to walk. The surgery took five hours, fusing together several lumbar vertebrae. He would eventually be fine but was under surgeonís orders to reduce strain on his lower back. His range of motion would never be the same.
(How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body. The NY Times)
What does "coming out of" mean in the above?
You enter a pose, remain in the pose, then exit the pose.
You adopt a pose, maintain the pose, then relinquish the pose.
You take up a pose, retain the pose, then relax the pose.
Last edited by 5jj; 17-Jan-2012 at 10:24.
Thank you. I've got it.