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I seem to remember some discussion a few months ago regarding how yoga is not recommended for SAH survivors.

I am presently reviewing my fitness ‘routine.’ I joined a gym a few months ago for no other reason other than I have always been a member of one and I wanted to get back to the person I was.

However, my return to the gym is not as successful as I hoped. I find the crowds overwhelming and if someone starts chatting to me, it leaves me too mentally exhausted to train properly.

I am easily irritated by the noise and music and the experience of attending is becoming unpleasant. This is supposed to be a hobby and I see no benefit in sticking with an arrangement just because I used to like it before my SAH. The fact is I do not like it now.

In order to adapt, I have purchased a series of fitness DVDs and I am really enjoying them. I can exercise at my own pace, how I want and when I want. Not having to travel to and from a gym is a godsend too.

One of my DVDs is a yoga one. I seem to remember a discussion a few months back that yoga is not recommended for us. (Was it Ern and Louise whom I had this discussion with?)

Can anyone shine some light on this? I don’t want to end up in casualty locked in my ‘downward facing dog’ position!

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Cant remember that far back:roll: but I do know that when I was at/leaving hospital Ronnie got told Yoga was a no-no but he cant remember why they said that.:crazy:

I did however go to what I was told was a yoga class for people with health conditions & just sat and watched & boy if that was for people with health conditions then I'd hate to have seen the real class.....

Maybe you could ask the nuro nurse or your GP what they think?

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Can anyone shine some light on this? I don’t want to end up in casualty locked in my ‘downward facing dog’ position!

Hahahahaha (excuse the accentuated laughter!) O'h Lynne! It's a great idea!! I returned to a class doing yoga, pilattes and tai chi within three months. It improved my balance, co-ordination and was uplifting and relaxing. It was called a Mind, Body, Spirit workout, but sadly the centre closed, otherwise I would definitely have continued with it! You have to research which form of yoga as I believe certain types are too strenuous - I think a friend suggested Hatha yoga was good, and indeed, you've reminded me that I need to join a class again too! I would absolutely recommend it though!!

Anya x

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Hi there

Never heard of not being able to do Yoga after SAH and can't imagine why you shouldn't be able to if you can exercise in the normal way etc. My specialist told me there is nothing I couldn't do after that I didn't do before - but as always, check with your GP.

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Hi all

I do the pilates, yoga and tai chi class and love it, my balance is rubbish and was before but it is great fun and the only thing i do to try and keep fit.

I did speak to my instructor before I started and she just said to stop if I felt uneasy with any of the moves!!! I do the downward dog too, just showed hubby, he just laughed lol!!! :-D:-D:lol::lol:

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Hi Lin

I have the Wii Fit Plus and am happy to say the "downward facing dog" isn't a problem find the "sun salutation" more difficult and can make my head a bit muzzy. As with any exercise just do what feels comfortable.

Laura my balance is also rubbish and the wii board can make it worse but its fun trying even when the instructor states the obvious "your body is swaying" doh what does she expect :lol::lol:

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Remember that anytime your head is below your heart that your blood pressure will increase in your head.

I think there are alot of positions in Yoga that would lead to elevated pressures in the head and reduced outflow.

I personally would feel much more comfortable jogging than doing yoga.

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  • 9 months later...

Anyone ever find out about YOGA? I need to do something. I use to do yoga. My feet have issues........ like I stood up 4 weeks after SAH and tore the ligaments and tendons that keep you from dragging your foot. I use to love water aerobics (SP??) but get to chilly now and tense. I do not thnk I should ride my bike. I do some stretches but I am giant knot. I get massages monthly and decided this weekend to suck it up and do mini ones every other week and full 2 hour body the other weeks. I had my SAH 16 weeks ago and sometimes I feel like my brain is banging loose around a bruised skull. I had a chuckle to myself yesterday when I hit the gas pedal to hard last night and my head flip back a bit that there is no enough money in the world for me to EVER get on a roller coaster again.

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