Thursday, January 3, 2013

Blue Moon 2010: On New Year's Eve, after finding these yoga poses for a plugged ear on the web, which I got after flying, Open Library for borrowing online books, Online, medical and yoga resources for unplugging ears

On New Year's Eve, after finding these yoga poses for a plugged ear on the web, which I got after flying with a cold - - I practiced them, and with the hips higher than the head in the first, two, restorative poses (Viparita Karani - 'lake' pose, and Setubandha Sarvangasana - 'bridge' pose), I observed an immediate change two days in a row, with the pressure / stuff in my inner ears moving down and backwards. I don't usually put my body in these positions in daily life other than in yoga, so I was glad to find this, try the positions, and see change, - which seems like they would work with the bodymind, as it heals itself. Nothing else I've tried thus far has predictably changed my inner ear pressure. Interesting and beneficial! (I added this article to WUaS's Yoga wiki page -

In looking further for yoga for plugged ears, I decided to turn to Iyengar's "Light on Yoga: Yoga Dipika." I searched in Google and was reminded of the Open Library - - where I subsequently was able to BORROW a copy, after getting an Open Library ID for free, and downloading Adobe Digital Edition for free borrowing. I then downloaded an older edition of "Light on Yoga: Yoga Dipika," - - found Appendix II for therapeutic, pose sequences, and found there was nothing about ears. (I also added this online, borrowable, library book link to WUaS's Yoga wiki page -

(Open Library is a fascinating model for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), which has long been at WUaS's Library Resources -

When I searched the Open Library further, I found I wasn't able to borrow a copy of the Mehta's "Yoga: The Iyengar Way" (1990) with helpful pose sequences for fluid in the ear, or Manuel Castells' "The Power of Identity" (2004, rev. ed.), but that I am able to borrow and read various copies of Robert Frost's poetry - 


In the search for ways to unplug my ears, I also found the following, selected, online, medical resources for unplugging ears' resources, and comparisons: 

Orvidas, M.D., Laura J. 2012. [ Plugged ears: What is the remedy? - I'm just getting over a bad cold, and my ears have been plugged for more than a week. What causes this? Is there any remedy for plugged ears?. Minneapolis, MN:

Hill, MD, David. 2010. [ Ears 101 : How to Open Plugged Ears]. eHow Health.

(Pediatrician David Hill, MD, has about 11, helpful "Ears 101" videos on YouTube).

Is claritin better than sudafed?. 2005. [ Is claritin better than sudafed?]. . 

Pseudoephedrine vs Phenylephrine. Is one more effective?. 2006.[ Pseudoephedrine vs Phenylephrine. Is one more effective?].

which I added to the following ... 

World University Medical School -

Pharmacology -


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