I had hernia surgery 2 years before. Can I try yoga asanas now?

(July 3, 2013)

The ancient practice of yoga has several health benefits associated with it, which is why it is becoming very popular with people of all ages in today’s world. Yoga can speed up the recovery process after a surgery too, since it improves the circulation of blood and oxygen in the body. However, you need to make sure that you start practicing simple poses first. Given below are some common poses in yoga after hernia surgery:

  • Pranayama (Breathing Techniques), but not Kapalbhati
  • Shavasana (The Corpse Pose)
  • Virasana (The Hero Pose)
  • Gowmukhasana (The Cow Pose)
  • Dandasana (The Staff Pose)
  • Adho Mukha Svanasana (The Downward Facing Dog Pose)
  • Tadasana (The Tree Pose)
  • Trikonasana (The Triangle Pose)

Before trying yoga after hernia surgery, it is absolutely essential to consult a doctor and get an approval. Do not practice any asana or pose that increases abdominal pressure, at least till your doctor gives you the go ahead. To avoid the risks of any injuries or side effects, make sure that you practice these poses under the guidance and supervision of a yoga expert. In case you happen to experience any pain, or discomfort, after practicing these yoga poses, it is essential for you to stop immediately and speak to your health care provider.

Submitted by S C on July 3, 2013 at 01:19

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