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Hello everyone. I've been a long time fan of the dao bums.  I don't usually participate in forums but there were some topics I couldn't get access to so here I am. I have a question too. I think I've read all posts about standing meditation. Most say you shouldn't push yourself too much and make a distinction between muscle burn and joint pain. However I most of the times end my session due to pain at the bottom of the feet. It's not ankle pain nor pain at the bones of the feet. It's like my right heel is inflated between bone and floor which feels ok , and my left is a flat tire and the pressure on the bone is just too much. I don't feel this only during meditation but generally when i'm tired. Also I've read on this site something along the lines of "blue feet can cause a stroke". So my question is, if I decided to stand through the pain does it sound to you that something nasty would happen? Thanks, i'm happy to be part of the team.

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Hello Johndoe, and welcome.


Your membership is approved and we're happy you found your way to us. We look forward to accompanying you on some of the way that you still have to go.


Please take the time to read the two posts pinned at the top of this Welcome page and take a look at the forum terms and rules. This covers all you need to know when getting started.


For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day.


Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes to you,


Marblehead and the TDB team



Hi John,


I'm sure you will find some to discuss your situation with you.  If you don't get many responses then you might start a thread in an appropriate sub-forum. 


You are welcome to jump right in ongoing discussions, revive an older thread, start a new thread of your own, or start a discussion in the "Newcomer Corner" sub-forms to expand on your introduction or ask general questions to help you get started.


May you enjoy your time here.



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