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Indications and contraindications for yoga

yoga since ancient times been used by yogis and sages to weaken and eliminate all kinds of diseases, defects and abnormal functioning of the body. However, the practice of Hatha Yoga requires more time and effort than traditional medicine, but in terms of permanence and stability of the positive results, as well as in terms of savings on the huge expenditure on medicines, it’s definitely noteworthy.

With the purpose of improvement of hatha yoga practice is applicable in the following cases:

  • back problems, including low back pain, scoliosis, lordosis, kyphosis, herniated discs,

  • arthritis and arthrosis;

  • dystonia;

  • functional disturbances of the internal organs (digestive system, excretory system, the reproductive system, etc.).

  • chronic fatigue syndrome,

  • insomnia and poor sleep;

  • psychosomatic consequences of prolonged stress.

yoga potential to treat a variety of illnesses is almost limitless, and this fact has been confirmed many times in scientific research and personal experience of thousands of people.
That is why yoga popularity increases several times every year. However, we should not forget that the practice of yoga, there are contraindications against a number of diseases

Permanent contraindications:

  • the overall severity of the condition, when no action is practically impossible, since only lead to deterioration,

  • mental disorders,

  • organic heart disease – uncompensated defects;
    paroxysmal tachycardia; atrial fibrillation; aortic aneurysm, myocardial dystrophy

  • blood disease

  • infectious lesions of the musculoskeletal system

  • severe traumatic brain injury,

  • spinal injury unsatisfactory compensation

  • severe disorders of body image

  • malignant neoplasms

It should be noted that even in cases which are listed here, proper practice of yoga can bring a positive effect, but only under the supervision of an experienced instructor (yogaterapii course), and preferably on an individual basis.

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Temporary contraindications:

  • systemic administration of large quantities of drugs,

  • exacerbation of chronic disease,

  • postoperative period,

  • strong physical fatigue,

  • overheating and overcooling,

  • Body temperature is above 37 and below 36.2 degrees,

  • professional or quite large in terms of sports,

  • full stomach

  • a course of deep massage,

  • stay in the steam room or sauna is allowed no earlier than six to eight hours after the practice of asanas, or four hours before it

Adapted yoga classes are possible under the following conditions:

  • Menstruation.
    During this period, the practice should be more soft, banned all power and “standing” pose, intense twisting and backbends.

  • Pregnancy.
    In the classroom pays special attention to breathing techniques, exercises to relax the whole body, especially the muscles of the abdomen and uterus. The syllabus is built according to the trimester.

  • Phlebeurysm.
    In this case, not recommended posture in which it is necessary to keep a balance on one or two legs, standing poses should be done with the legs all the way into the wall,

  • Problems with the digestive organs.
    Ulcer and other diseases are not recommended and twisting all asanas that have a pronounced effect on the abdominal area.


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