which yoga poses are safe after donating blood?

(July 30, 2013)

It is true that you can resume most of your normal day to day activities after you donate blood; however, it is important for you to bear in mind that strenuous physical activity should be strictly avoided for a period of at least 24 to 48 hours. This is because it takes around 48 hours or so, for your body to restore the normal levels of plasma in the blood. The amount of time required to restore blood cell counts is even higher. Therefore, it is strongly advisable to avoid strenuous exercise, including yoga, for a period of 48 hours or so.

People who have attended yoga classes after donating blood have been known to pass out in the middle of the session. Therefore, it is best for you to skip your yoga class for the day. If there is a yoga session that you need to attend soon after you have donated blood, it is absolutely essential to keep your trainer informed about your condition. Some of the safer yoga poses after donating blood include the breathing techniques. However, anything else, especially inversions, headstands and shoulder stands should be strictly avoided for at least 2 days. 48 hours after the donation of blood you can resume all your normal activities, which also includes practicing the yoga poses that you normally do.

Submitted by A on July 30, 2013 at 04:07

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