Standing Pose To Be Avoided With Blood Circulation Problem In Leg

By Patricia | January 28, 2009
Yoga For Blood Circulation Problems

Yes, ideally, you would be advised to avoid doing the standing poses for too long, though not altogether. Since you have not provided me with any specifics, I can only speculate over likely scenarios or conditions. The reason that these poses should be restricted is that even if your condition is suspected varicose veins, it means that the valves in the legs have either become weak or have stopped functioning altogether. The trouble with modern day living is that we have lost out on the scientific aspects and tend to follow what we have been told or what is in vogue, regardless of the outcome, paying little or no heed to the consequence. The result is a horde of avoidable illnesses, mostly psychosomatic, that are crippling and debilitating, if not fatal.

As a result of this people are not able to carry out many of their day to day functions unimpeded. In your case, the function of the valves in the veins is to pump impure blood up the veins all the way to the heart, which they are not unable to do. In fact, you would be ill advised to stand or walk for too long without taking brief breaks for sitting. No matter what the nature of your work or lifestyle, make it a point to take a little time out, maybe 5 – 7 minutes to rest and relax your legs.

On the other hand this is the ideal Yoga program for you.

Sitting Postures

  • Janu Sirshasana – Head to One Knee Pose
  • Paschimottanasana - Head to Knees Pose
  • Ushtrasana – Camel Pose
  • Marichyasana - Sage Marichi Twist Pose
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana – Half Lord of the Fish Pose

Supine Postures

  • Viparita Karani – Inverted Leg Stretch Pose
  • Sarvangasana – Shoulder Stand
  • Halasana – Plough Pose
  • Purvottanasana – Inclined Plane
  • Naukasana – Boat Pose
  • Matsyasana – Fish Pose
  • Pavanmuktasana – Wind Relieving Pose
  • Chakrasana – Wheel Pose
  • Sethu Bandhasana – Bridge Pose

Prone Postures

  • Bhujangasana – Cobra Pose
  • Dhanurasana – Bow Pose
  • Shalabhasana – Locust Pose

Balancing Postures

  • Mayurasana – Peacock Pose
  • Kakasana – Crow Pose

Also do the following pranayamas (breathing exercises):

  • Kapalabhatti
  • Anuloma- Viloma
  • Ujjayi

For your condition, it is also advised that you take out the maximum time to practise Shavasana (the corpse pose), maybe 2 – 3 times daily, at least 10 minutes at a time. Moreover, while sleeping it is better if you keep your legs raised either on a bolster or on a set puff pillows. During the day and if needed while sleeping make it a point to wrap your legs, from the feet to the knees in crepe bandages, so as to facilitate blood to be pumped back up to your lungs and heart.

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