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Is it safe to do yoga while pregnant?

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

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Is it safe to do vinyasa yoga while pregnant?

Is it safe to do vinyasa yoga while pregnant?

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

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Is it safe to do Bikram yoga while pregnant?

Is it safe to do Bikram yoga while pregnant?

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

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Is it safe to do yoga while having a migraine?

Is it safe to do yoga while having a migraine?

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

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Is it safe to do yoga in the first trimester?

Is it safe to do yoga in the first trimester?

Yes.: Yoga is a great way to stay flexible and active during pregnancy, especially during the morning sickness of the first trimester. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do yoga in the third trimester?

Is it safe to do yoga in the third trimester?

Yes: Absolutely! Some poses may be difficult, but do what you can. Yoga is great for maintaining strength and flexibility. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do yoga during pregnancy with regular instructor?

Is it safe to do yoga during pregnancy with regular instructor?

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

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Is it safe to do yoga with broken toe?

Is it safe to do yoga with broken toe?

Depends on activity: If you are doing yoga positions that place lots of pressure or bends the area of the fracture, probably not a good idea. It also could depend on the area and severity of the broken toe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do yoga when you have a broken pelvis?

Is it safe to do yoga when you have a broken pelvis?

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

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How safe is prenatal yoga class?

How safe is prenatal yoga class?

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

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Is it safe to do Bikram yoga and lift on the same day?

Is it safe to do Bikram yoga and lift on the same day?

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

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Is yoga safe to practice with bulging, degenerated and herniated discs?

Is yoga safe to practice with bulging, degenerated and herniated discs?

Don't do it if it hu: Everyone is different. In general if you don't have pain when you assume the yoga position it is safe. If you ave pain stop. ...Read more

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Is yoga safe to do after c-sec 3 months pp?

Is yoga safe to do after c-sec 3 months pp?

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

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I am been practicing ananda yoga but recently started Kundalini yoga. Is it safe and beneficial to practice both?

I am been practicing ananda yoga but recently started Kundalini yoga. Is it safe and beneficial to practice both?

Yes: Both are beneficial and each may help in ways the other method does not. But I do advise discussing this with your yoga teachers to get their feedback. But I can not imagine any reason this would not be safe. ...Read more

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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'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

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Are prenatal yoga dvds safe?

Are prenatal yoga dvds safe?

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

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Is Bikram yoga safe for lupus patients?

Is Bikram yoga safe for lupus patients?

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

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Is yoga after IVF transfer safe? What exercises are okay to do while pregnant/trying to get pregnant?

Is yoga after IVF transfer safe? What exercises are okay to do while pregnant/trying to get pregnant?

Not clear: Exercise is probably not a significant cause of ivf failures. That being said, there is also no evidence to show it is safe, and most fertility docs will err on the side of caution. Your re probably gave you guidelines and it is a good idea to follow them. ...Read more

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I have suspected sle. Is Bikram yoga safe to practise?

I have suspected sle. Is Bikram yoga safe to practise?

See below: I am not familiar with this type of yoga, but what recommend to my patients is that if it gentle yoga and not extreme poses where one might injury oneself, this would be fine to try. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Yoga & Qigong: Please get cleared by your doc and then see a certified yoga teacher. My preference is actually a Chinese practice called qigong which has less impact on the spine and data to support its usefulness. See www. Nqa. Org for teachers. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Careful: yoga is safe.

But while hiking danger is from any injury which might bleed profusely. U should avoid hiking and prefer plain walking. Again be careful not to hurt any joint by over exerting which might bleed severely. ...Read more

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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

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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more