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05 Feb 2006

hernia and yoga
can i do yoga if i've had an abdominal hernia opperation?
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Sam - yes indeed, and I have no doubt that a regular practice will help a lot, a gentle yoga practice can help bring strength to the musculature where the hernia has occurred.

You may want to avoid poses that put excess pressure on the abdomen, like twists and full Navasana (Boat Pose) and I would recommend that you consult a healthcare professional before starting. Also try to find an experienced and knowledgeable teacher that can help you tailor-make a practice to suit your requirements.

All the best.
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