Yoga and Medical Conditions
Yoga is a safe form of low impact exercise for almost everyone; the only exceptions would be those who have limited mobility or prone to injury. Even those suffering from physical ailments may practice yoga depending on the medical condition present. In general, most asanas or poses may be done harmlessly by the majority of physical able patients. Certain poses may need to be modified or avoided. A couple of examples are patients who may need to avoid certain yoga poses due to advanced spinal stenosis and small kids who are more in danger of inattention or a lack of attention span which might cause them to tire easily or attempt abrupt poses which require a slower transition. People with vertebral problems those cannot practice yoga as they should avoid over extension of the spine and twisting of extremities and thus cannot do back or side bends and other basic postures common in yoga. Likewise, patients suffering from cervical spine disease are advised not to attempt headstands and shoulder stands and other poses that momentarily stress blood circulation.
Most of the precautions surrounding the practice of yoga poses can be determined by understanding your specific medical condition, using common sense, and finding a good yoga teacher to assist. There are many schools teaching yoga classes. It is in your best interest that before taking a class, discuss your health and preferences if any, with the instructor and you may also ask about his or her philosophy in connection to yoga. With us, you are always welcome to come and ask, we’ll do our best to help you find the most appropriate and personally appealing form of yoga.
A medical clearance may or may not be required to practice yoga; our instructors do a simple physical assessment however, it is best to get a clearance from your attending doctor. Our classes are conveniently timed and pacing is equally easy as we have put it all up together with you in mind so let nothing stand in the way between you and a healthy dose of yoga.
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