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Never Stop Stretching – Secret #7 of 7

Dear Yoga Student,

Once, a yoga teacher really hurt me.

I used to practice at this dingy old studio in
the East Village in New York City where the
head teacher was known for his strong

Hmm… I should have known better.

I was in cobra pose and this teacher came up
behind me, stuck his knee right between my
shoulders, and “knee-ed” me into a REALLY
deep backbend.

That’s when I heard a POP!

Ever torn an intercostal muscle? Let me tell you,
it’s not fun. Just a deep breath or light laughter
would sent knife-blade pain down my entire left

Yoga’s not supposed to hurt, but hey, sometimes
it does.

So I started treating myself naturally. I knew
all about sulfur, the most important mineral for
tissue regeneration, and I knew that MSM was
the best source for it. (MSM is an organic form
of sulfur derived from pine trees).

But I wasn’t taking nearly enough!

Most MSM supplements contain 500-1000 mg
which isn’t even an ‘active dose.’ I discovered
that the supplement companies save money
by giving consumers mini-doses which don’t
actually do anything!

When I found this out, I was pissed off.

My nutritional coach suggested I take 3-4 grams
of MSM combined with Vitamin C as part of my
regular healthy diet. And since I’m always
open to experiments (especially with all-
natural, water soluble nutrients), I gave it
a shot.

And you know what? It worked!

The whole time I was injured, I never stopped
stretching (I just moved very carefully), and
within 5 weeks, I was as good as new!

Here’s today’s lesson… if you hurt yourself:

1 – Don’t stop stretching, just go really slow
and be gentle.

2 – Take MSM with Vitamin C. MSM is one of
the most pure, bio-available sources for sulfur
in nature, and when combined with the free
radical scavenger Vitamin C, you then have
the beginnings of the prefect stretching formula.

You can read more about my formula here:

Stay bendy,


p.s. Read what my students are saying about
YOGABODY here: YOGABODY Rave Reviews

p.p.s. Beware of low quality MSM. It will give you
a really upset stomach and gas. The MSM I use is
99+% pure (similar to that found in veggies) and in
combination with my Triple Green Blend & Vit C, it’s
more effective AND very easy to digest and absorb.

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  1. Claude wrote
    at 11:25 pm - 23rd July 2010 Permalink

    Kudos Lucas! Thank you for all the 7 steps, I have just finished reading them all and I wanted to leave a comment before I head to my bed.

    My first couple of years at the gym was unfruitful that I almost quit, but thanks to my trainer I enrolled myself instead to a Yoga class and my life was changed for the best! :)

  2. Dawn wrote
    at 9:41 am - 9th August 2010 Permalink

    I also have similar experience with you Lucas. I still have a little grudge to my teacher every time I remember what she did to me. And good thing that giving up is not in my vocabulary. The experience we learned from pains are deep and a great teacher.

  3. Edward wrote
    at 10:35 am - 13th August 2010 Permalink

    I really believe to the wonders of constant practice. It would make a difference if we would not give up in the things we worked hard.

  4. Gary Sermon wrote
    at 11:33 am - 8th November 2010 Permalink

    I’ve heard a lot of success stories about Yoga and it is really making me curious. I still can’t understand how yoga can change your life?

  5. Alex White wrote
    at 8:09 am - 12th November 2010 Permalink

    You can spend as little as 20 minutes doing yoga three to four times per week and you will be amazed at the changes that you’ll experience.