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1/8/14 7:22 P

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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.

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1/4/14 8:52 P

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no, I didn't get any specific exercises at the time, .... although I did look up some vertigo relief exercises on the computer..

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1/4/14 8:47 P

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Didn't your doctor give some exercises to lower the times you feel vertigo? My daughter got them and it worked.

In Restorative Yoga I would recommend Barbara Benagh dvd Yoga for Stress Relief, in which she addresses several ailments.

Good decision to listen to your body. Stay well and if vertigo increases talk to your doctor. Your well being is important.

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1/4/14 8:11 P

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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. emoticon

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1/3/14 8:30 P

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I found this article about Yoga poses for people with vertigo:
www.livestrong.com/article/89042-yog
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It is important to know if you suffer from vertigo because of your inner ear or if you suffer from low blood pressure.

Hatha Yoga and Restorative yoga can be your type of Yoga. However the first step is to check with your doctor why you were dizzy when practicing Yoga.

Also there are Yoga poses done in a chair(Smart Start Yoga with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman dvd), which might be useful to you. Keep us posted! See your doctor!

Edited by: PUNCHILOUIE at: 1/3/2014 (20:44)
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1/3/14 8:32 A

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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
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1/3/14 8:01 A

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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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