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Old 12-12-2006, 03:54 PM   #11
Cady Goldfield
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,025
Re: Seiza can be dangerous

David Knowlton wrote:
-snip-To further expound on my narrow mind - I didn't wear sunglasses when I moved to Florida for several years. I painted roofs with reflective material for part of that time, and now I have permanently reddened and yellowed corneas - I look like a jaundice victim up close.

I guess the next question is - how does the savvy practitioner 'look good' in seiza, and keep blood flowing?

Dave, not very funny on the "humor" forum, but you'll want to have regular eye check-ups with the opthomologist watch for any development of cataracts, as you're likely at risk. The good news is that even if you do get them, the treatment is painless and effective.

My trick for sitting seiza is to do subtle shifts in weight from one side to the other every few minutes. (Not sure how good I look, but it definitely keeps me from going completely numb.)
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