Yoga, because of its tremendous physical and medical benefits is being practiced by millions all over the world.
However, ‘Are all yoga exercises safe to be practiced by people suffering from Hernia?’ This is the question which needs attention said Subodh Gupta, the Yoga expert from India.
”While some of the yoga exercises can be taught easily without much complication and have various benefits, others can be very dangerous for people who are having problem of Hernia. For example, the yoga exercises like Sun Salutation, Cobra pose, Locust pose, Bow pose, Standing Forward Bend and Kapalabhati few to name are strictly not recommended if somebody is diagnosed with hernia as these exercises may make the hernia problem worse” said Subodh Gupta, the Yoga expert based in London.
Considering the fact that over half a million hernia operations were performed in the United States last year and more than 2 percent of British people are affected by hernia, the question to ask is if all yoga practitioners are aware of their health condition and precautions before beginning the Yoga exercise.
Madonna, the famous singer who practices Ashtanga yoga regularly recently had an operation for hernia (Ashtanga yoga exercise series is a system developed by Mysore based famous Indian Yoga guru Shri K Pattabhi Jois). Ashtanga yoga which is also regarded as power yoga is considered to be very strong workout, so how come Madonna practicing such a powerful yoga for years can still be having the weak abdominal muscles? Hernia develops when the outer layers of the abdominal wall weakens, bulge or actually rip. Among many reasons for hernia the most common is straining due to: jumping, defecation, coughing, lifting heavy objects, etc. In fact, the famous Ashtanga yoga series which involves jumping can be very dangerous for people who are having problem of Hernia” according to Subodh Gupta.
‘Are yoga practitioners listening precautions before starting their yoga practice?’ The practitioners need to understand that their ignorance and lack of yoga knowledge may lead them straight into an operation room” said Subodh Gupta. Unless Yoga exercises are done with precautions, more and more people will get injured without realizing.
Issued in public interest by Subodh Gupta, Yoga Expert from India, for all those who are learning yoga without taking precautions.