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GeminiLover75
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posted March 19, 2007 04:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GeminiLover75     Edit/Delete Message
Is there any reason NOT to do yoga while you're sick? Or while you're getting over being sick?

I know you're not supposed to do physical exercise for two weeks after you've had the flu (like me), but I wondered if yoga is included in that?

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Bluemoon
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posted March 21, 2007 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bluemoon     Edit/Delete Message
I cannot imagine that it would be harmful. Listen to your body.

be well!!

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BlueRoamer
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posted March 21, 2007 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueRoamer     Edit/Delete Message
I'm not sure I've ever read that you're not supposed to do exercise for 2 weeks after having had the flu. Is this what your doctor said? Also, is this 2 weeks after you contracted the flu or 2 weeks after you were better? I'd say 2 weeks after you started getting sick is probably a good idea.

If the above is true, then it really repends on how strenuous the yoga is. Is it a more relaxing, hatha style? Is it a more strenuous vinyassa flow or even bikram style?

I'd say if its not too intense you're probably fine. You know when you feel healthy and ready for exercise. If you still feel weak or unwell in anyway perhaps you should refrain.

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SunChild
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posted March 24, 2007 10:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SunChild     Edit/Delete Message
A mild yoga workout is perfect when your not well. Just don't do anything that will drain you.

Unlike our blood, our lymph system doesn't have a heart (pump) to move it around...the only way we can get a lymphs working well is to move.

Staying in bed while sick is probably worse than moving a little bit and doing some stretches.

There are several yoga stretches that can relieve cold and flu symptoms.

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BlueRoamer
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posted March 24, 2007 02:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueRoamer     Edit/Delete Message
Good points SunChild.

Although the pressure from the heart does move the lymph fluid around, moving your major muscle groups helps move more blood and lymph fluid.

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GeminiLover75
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posted March 27, 2007 06:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GeminiLover75     Edit/Delete Message
Ok, thanks for the info! Much appreciated!!!

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