I have chronic vertigo (and low blood pressure, go figure, though they're not related)... and sometimes I just have to modify my yoga practice to deal with it. Sometimes forward bends just aren't going to happen, so I either adjust by finding a way to support myself so I don't fall over from being dizzy (like using a block or strap) or do a different pose if I'm too uncomfortable. In general though, I find that yoga seems to help my vertigo symptoms. At the very least it makes me feel more grounded and balanced.
Thanks for the information - my blood pressure is normal, haven't had a vertigo incident in 18 months, but recently felt it again, and during yoga it got worse. I'll take a few days off and hopefully the vertigo resolves itself as it has in the past. Thanks for the input.
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My blood pressure is on the low side. At the beginning of almost every practice, transitioning from Ragdoll (Uttanasan)-lasting several minutes-to Mountain Pose (Tadasana), I need to grab the wall to keep from falling over. For myself, after that I don't have problems. Not so long ago there was a thread on this team about this very difficulty. There were several ideas there. www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes sa geboard_thread.asp?board=-1x13x55032596
I'm a long time Yoga fan and joined this team to increase my yoga practice, but two days ago had serious dizziness/vertigo while practicing. Has anyone else had issues with vertigo and yoga? Should I continue with a shorter practice and maybe different poses? or should I take a break for a few days? I'm a bit afraid of doing a foldover with my head below my knees :(
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