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Alise
09 January 2011, 07:23 PM
Namaste,

So first of all I must say that I have cerebral palsy (left side spastic hemiplegia in mild form) & basically right now I have started to have lower back pain more than I usually do. I would appreciate any good yoga poses & tips too..

I already talked with doctor about this & she said that I have to have some kind of physical activity that would help my back....

Have a nice day,
~Alice

Sahasranama
09 January 2011, 09:21 PM
I am sorry to hear about your condition. I used to suffer from a cervical hernia, I have been practicing hatha yoga for a while and unless I do something stupid I am mostly pain free now. I can recommend you some books and DVDs if you want. If you are looking for a style, I can recommend Iyengar yoga which is very alignment based.

c.smith
09 January 2011, 10:04 PM
Swami Ramdevji is well known worldwide for his yog and pranayama programs and I can attest to the effectiveness of his routines for spondylitis and migraines. May I suggest a website? Please check in to totalbhakti.com and do a search with Swami Ramdev. You won't be disappointed. Please PM me if you'd like more specifics.

Om Namah Sivaya

Clayton

arjunah
10 May 2011, 01:13 PM
http://zenmontpellier.voila.net/eng/lotus/lotuseng.html

Everyday.

shantiseeker
24 July 2011, 05:48 PM
http://zenmontpellier.voila.net/eng/lotus/lotuseng.html

Everyday.

Thank you so much for that. I do a particular seated pose, baddha konasana (Bound Angle Pose), as I had read somewhere it helps with sciatica. I have to say, when I do it, it does relieve the pain. I then am tempted to do Butterfly Pose, but I believe I've read it's contraindicated for sciatica. In my Hatha class, however, I do whatever we're doing, and usually my back feels better, which is probably 50% physiological, 50% spiritual.

issacnewton
25 July 2011, 01:01 PM
hi alice

i would strongly recommend swami ramdev approach to health. he is very famous in india and claims to have cured lot of diseases like cancer, etc. many people tutored in modern ways don't accept his views, but i myself have benefited from it. i have heard on his TV programs (on aastha channel in india --- ) that your disorder has solutions. he recommends combination of yoga and ayurveda.

Etheros
02 September 2012, 09:35 AM
I used to have fairly chronic lower back pain and I honestly don't know what it was caused by because I never went to a doctor about it since it came and went. It went away almost instantly when I decided to try sleeping on the floor. It was uncomfortable for the first couple of days but now I actually start to miss it when I have to sleep in a bed for some reason or another. I don't know how advisable it would be for your condition but it worked like a charm for me.

Arjunesh
17 January 2013, 01:03 PM
I am sorry to hear about your condition. I used to suffer from a cervical hernia, I have been practicing hatha yoga for a while and unless I do something stupid I am mostly pain free now. I can recommend you some books and DVDs if you want. If you are looking for a style, I can recommend Iyengar yoga which is very alignment based.

Can you recommend some yoga for cervical hernia?
Thank you
Arjunesh

Neil Advani
21 January 2013, 01:28 AM
You made some good points there. I did a search on the topic and found most people will agree with your opinion.keep up the good work!


Pranayama (http://theyogakids.com/practice-yoga-with-your-child/)

anirvan
22 January 2013, 05:56 AM
Can you recommend some yoga for cervical hernia?
Thank you
Arjunesh

Cervical hernia doesn"t exist.call it cervical disc hernia or cervical spondylosis.

Cervical prolapse/hernia happens in females only,the part on genito-reproductive organs.

Basic neck rotations,extention,flexion will do great.

SuryaVedanta754
15 October 2013, 03:18 AM
re your specific condition...your doctor should directly consult with any Yoga teacher prescribing exercises.

Yoga is wonderful. There are certainly Yoga postures that will benefit just about any health condition...but every case is slightly different and, again, any Yoga postures for treatment should be cleared by your doctor.

There are Holistic MD's...they are full medical doctors with an orientation toward natural medicine, if you prefer one of those kinds of doctors.

I am not suggesting that natural healers are not qualified to treat conditions. However, Hatha Yoga teachers are primarily exercise instructors and not healers, per se. It is not likely to find a Hatha Yoga teacher with extensive experience in working with this condition. And unless, they have had, say...oh, 50 people with the condition and that kind of experience, they are simply not going to be experts in treating that condition.

But working with an MD or other expert with profound experience with the condition should help...

With back problems you also might want to look into better mattresses. Some people do well with those memory foam mattresses, like Tempur-Pedic (some of the cheaper brands really smell awful, so be careful).

Might want to look into movement therapy in a pool, as it is very low-impact...

and again, run everything by your doctor. Even if a therapy is generally good, doesn't mean it is specifically for you.

best of luck,

take care