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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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookies0090 View Post
    Hi,

    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?
    What do you think "coming out of a yoga pose" might mean?

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    Re: coming out of

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    What do you think "coming out of a yoga pose" might mean?
    I was wondering if it means "to go through the experience of"?

    Example: I was lucky to come out of [=come through] the accident alive.
    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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    Re: coming out of

    Quote Originally Posted by Cookies0090 View Post
    I was wondering if it means "to go through the experience of"?

    Example: I was lucky to come out of [=come through] the accident alive.
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    No it doesn't. You go into a yoga pose. You are then in a yoga pose. When you no longer want to be in a yoga pose, you come out of it.
    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.
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    Re: coming out of

    Quote Originally Posted by Cookies0090 View Post
    I was wondering if it means "to go through the experience of"?

    Example: I was lucky to come out of [=come through] the accident alive.
    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    In this sentence, 'come out of' lays more emphasis on the emergence from the accident than on then 'going through the experience' of it.
    Last edited by 5jj; 17-Jan-2012 at 11:24.

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    Re: coming out of

    Thank you. I've got it.

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