I've been doing the repose pose for just over a week now, it has helped my body relaxed greatly, but I have also noticed pains in my joints, these appear to be temporary and disappear after hour or so, but I get them on shoulders, hips, knee, ankles, seems very unusual, as I've not had those issues before.
just wondering if this side effect of the pose ?
We have never encountered this issue before. Are you fully supported on a flat surface? If parts of your body were hanging off a bed, for example, that could possibly trigger pain and muscle strain. Another possibility is that your joints may not be accustomed to the full extension created by Repose. My own personal experience is that I had a hard time extending my hands and fingers at first, because I spend many hours a day working on a keyboard and those joints were simply not used to being so open.
One suggestion you may consider is to start off in a modified version of Repose, with knees, ankles, and hips supported by cushions, and with arms not fully extended (rather than keeping your arms at 90 degrees to your torso, perhaps trying an angle closer to 45 degrees, as you might in corpse pose).
If you continue to experience pain in Repose, please consider doing something else instead. Repose is intended to improve physical and mental well-being, not detract from it. Pain should not be part of the experience. This is not a normal side effect and it may be indicative of physical imbalances that are being exacerbated by the position.
Please feel free to email me directly if you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns.
We are the co-authors of Repose: The Potent Pause