Always stop any Yoga practice if you feel it is not serving you to the highest regard.
Guidelines for Healing & Recovery
Find what is appropriate for YOUR state of health
Age is not a parameter when deciding what movement practices are best for you to participate in; Instead, your physical abilities should guide you to the practice that will serve your current health needs
The beauty of Yoga is that it is non-competitive, which means you don’t need to compare yourself to anyone else; Additionally, you shouldn’t compete with yourself thinking you should be doing more or less because you are of a certain age
Trust your inner wisdom because you are always in control of your own health and well-being
For all Healing and Recovery
Move other parts of your body to assist oxygen flow to the injured or affected area; Circulation is important for the healing process
Make sure to give your body adequate amounts of rest; Guided Meditations can help ease anxiety and worry
Surgical and Wound Healing
Always follow the movement guidelines of your healthcare professionals before starting any exercise program
Gentle movements to the incision area can help reduce scar tissue build-up; gently massage the area before and after stretching to encourage elasticity
Do NOT over-extend into any stretch; Always back off if you feel any tightness, tension or pain
Move in and out of stretches rather than holding a stretch for a long time; This will signal the body that it is not being threatened by injury
Stabilization is key to allowing bones to heal in proper alignment, so always follow your doctor’s guidance.