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Is It Safe To Do Yoga While Pregnant
Yes: Yoga is good exercise during pregnancy especially if you have been familiar with this prior to pregnancy. Like with any other exercise, it is always good to know your limitations and be safe. Yoga involves stretching, toning, relaxation, and various breathing strategies- all of these would be especially useful in labor and postpartum. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Yes: Go for it! Exercise and stretching are great for most pregnant women. Be aware your joints will loosen up due to a hormone called realxin that prepares your pelvis for birth. Yoga also helps build much needed core strength you need now caring the pregnancy and also afterwards toting your baby around. Finally, it's such a great stress reliever nourishing a balanced mind. Enjoy! ...Read more
Yes, but...: As far as I can tell, Bikram yoga is safe while pregnant. It is wise to avoid getting overheated during pregnancy so avoid hot tubs & saunas, but the amount of heat in Bikram is not dangerous. But certain yoga postures should be avoided in pregnancy, while others are especially good. Make sure your instructor knows you are pregnant. See http://www. Bikramyoga. Com/rajashree/rajashree_preg_yoga. Php. ...Read more
I don't think so:
The sensitivity to light and sound are common and both of these criteria must be present if used for the diagnosis of migraine. Another important characteristic of migraine is that routine physical activity, or even head movement, often aggravates the headache. Migraine sufferers often withdraw to a quiet, darkened room and attempt to sleep.
Rec.: see a headache specialist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Sure.: Prenatal stretching and yoga classes should be a safe activity for most pregnant women without physical disabilities, provided they are well supervised. Non-contact, low impact sports and activities such as stationary bike, treadmill, walking and swimming are ideal during pregnancy to maintain muscle tone and keep the cardiovascular system in good shape in anticipation of labor and delivery. ...Read more
It depends...: Most pelvis fractures that do not require surgery involve the pubic and ischial rami, which are major structures for muscle attachment. The stretching involved in yoga may pull traction on these muscles, especially the hamstrings, and cause pain. Pelvis fractures take about 6 weeks to heal. If your fracture is olde than that, try some stretches. If they hurt, wait. ...Read more
Yoga classes: These are considered safe. Prenatal Yoga will teach techniques (ujjayi) to enable you to breath deeply & to relax. This is calming & will help face the demands of labor & delivery. It works to maintain flexibility, muscle tone, balance & circulation. Poses used are safe & designed to have low joint impact. ...Read more
Let's get an expert!: This is a question for an exercise physiologist! Bikram yoga is high-intensity yoga done in a very warm room. It can be very dehydrating, so you must drink plenty of fluids to replace your sweat output. The only way I could imagine the two activities together would be to separate them by hours, and to hydrate extremely well. Hopefully, an expert will weigh in here! Careful with "yoga in the oven! ". ...Read more
Yed: I don't think you must have any problems ...Read more
Listen to your body: Exercising a few months after a surgical procedure such as a C-section should pose no health risk as long as you are otherwise healthy. Listen to your body and re-evaluate your routine for abnormal pains or fatigue. ...Read more
I am been practicing ananda yoga but recently started Kundalini yoga. Is it safe and beneficial to practice both?
I'm practicing yoga after a long hiatus. How do I determine a safe stretch for my body? I've attended one class, so far, and until my flexibility increases, I want to avoid injury by stretching safely, but still achieve a productive stretch.
I: I recommend discussing this with your yoga teacher. It is always safest to start slow and slowly increase your stretch over many days or weeks as you adjust to the stretch. You want to avoid painful stretches to try to decrease chance of tearing soft tissues or injuring yourself. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: Prenatal yoga is a great form of exercise while pregnant. The key differences from regular yoga are that you shouldn't be flat on your back, it is never done in really hot temps, and balance poses are done near a wall that you can catch yourself with if you lose your balance. If you have not done yoga before, it may help to take a couple classes before doing a dvd on your own. ...Read more
Bikram yoga: If any should help with joint pains, fatigue, better mobility, feeling of well being. Lupus nephritis patients and renal failure patients should consult with their doctors prior to undertaking Bikram ypga due to fluid loss and dehydrates toon as a result if heat associated with Bikram yoga. ...Read more
Is yoga after IVF transfer safe? What exercises are okay to do while pregnant/trying to get pregnant?
Safe for 55+? Mwf 645–710 stretch 715–740 strength 745–810 balance 815–840 pool water ex/volleyball + tuth group aerobics/core/yoga/flow motion x 2hr
Jealous: I wish I had your schedule. Absolutely safe. Stay well hydrated. Eat well. Rest well. Have a great 2013. ...Read more
What t type of exercise, mainly yoga is safe to do after spinal fusion from T4 to T12? I have pain or discomfort almost every day.
Lately, when I took a yoga class, my face immediately turned red. It has never happened before. Is it safe for me since I have SVT and RVH? Normal?
What position did: You notice this? How did your heart feel? Reason: Most people doing yoga, especially downward dog position or anything going from standing to head-down position or plank pose get red faces as the blood is rushing to their head. Were you out of breath, or having chest pain, palpitations? Discuss with your cardiologist if concerned. Or choose another form of exercise that makes you feel safer. ...Read more
Is hot yoga (bikram) safe while taking warfarin (coumadin)? What about hiking or running in the extreme summer heat of AZ? Over 105F for example.
10 weeks post PPM implant. I was thinking to get back to my workout routine (gym, swim, yoga). Is it safe for now? Will I damage the lead/pacer?
Should be safe!: Ask the doctor who implanted the device, but it almost certainly will be safe to exercise! ...Read more
What exercise should be avoided by people with RVH? I usually do weight training, cardio, yoga, swimming & muaythai. Is it safe? I'm addicted to sports
EKG or Echo?: You obviously have some cardiac issues but apparently are on medications to control rate. Is the RVH a finding from an EKG only or is it from Echo cardiogram? If diagnosis is from Echo then I would be more considered. Regardless, talk to your cardiologist (or consult with one) about this. You should determine WHY you have RVH, and how severe, before deciding limitations. ...Read more
Had vaginal hysterectomy with anterior/posterior repair, 5 weeks ago. Is it safe to vacuum rugs and do mild gardening and gentle yoga exercises?
Probably: Probably. But check with your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
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