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Don Pedro said:Could breath hold like freediving or pranayama cause heartburn? Can't get rid of it for more than month.
Don Pedro said:Hi Gerard,
Thanks for advise. Just talked with my yoga teacher. He reccommeded stop
doing any breath-holding exersises including freediving and pranayama for
several months at least.
Good idea. It depends on the severity of the injury. I'll ask some martial artists and TCM practitioners (all with +20 of experience) to see what's their opinion.
But in general why do you think qigong and freediving not compatible?
Re-read my first post. The answer I will give again is NOT. Qigong is basically SOUL training not about how deep you can go underwater. The methods employed in Pranayama differ somehow with Daoist meditation which emphasises more in Yin & Yang and Five Elements Theory (Fire, Water, Earth, Metal and Wood) as well as opening meridians, longitudinal channels and the major energetic vessels in the body (and, of course, other esoteric stuff).
In this case we could suggest that pranayama with its primal goal
of breath retention is not compatible with qigong too but I know plenty of serious practitioners who doing so benefit from both of them.
Stick to Pranayama. Don't mix Qigong in. It's not advisable. Gee man you got hurt already, what other proof do you need? :duh
Have you stopped with freediving completely?
I don't know.
Hope see you around.