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Old 12-13-2005, 11:44 PM   #10
Dojo: Boulder Aikikai
Location: Boulder
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 136
Re: Going to Aikido with a Headache

Depends on the headache. I've made it through and even enjoyed class with a headache. I've also tried to train witha headache and ended up having to get off the mat because it felt like some jerk was trying to dig their way out of my head with an ice pick. Fortunately, a very kind chiropractor was in class and she did something to me neck that made things bearable enough for me to rejoin the class.

If it's one of those "my life sucks/I live in hell" headaches then aikido can help. If your head hurts because you're dehydrated or sick, you'd probably be better off kicking back in a comfy chair and drinking lots and lots of water. If you do decide to train, watch yourself. Nothing sucks quite like running off the mat to puke.
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