Missing a month of yoga class is a bad idea

Eugene, Oregon
October 19, 2015 7:35pm CST
I guess I really missed most of bout two months of my twice weekly yoga class due to minor surgery wound on my head that would not heal quickly. The pressure of downward facing dog and other exertions were not recommended. When I started back to yoga last week, my body was stiff and I ended up with some sore muscles that I had not used for a while. When you do any kind of exercise, it is a good idea to maintain a regular schedule to stay strong and limber. I was at yoga today and will go again on Friday for sure.
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@DeborahDiane (23809)
• Laguna Woods, California
20 Oct 15
That has happened to me before, too. I have taken yoga for 28 years but, when I miss for a while, I am always so stiff when I go back. I have found that taking an Aleve the first time or two helps me.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Oct 15
Not a bad idea. I wish I had thought of that the first time back!
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Oct 15
thanks to both of you as I forgot the name of the pills that stop my arthritis pain so well Alever or Naproxen rite aide sells it cheaper by name of naproxen lol
• Laguna Woods, California
20 Oct 15
We all have breaks from yoga. It helps to take something to help sooth the muscles when that happens!
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@besweet (7227)
• Greece
20 Oct 15
I get some soreness as well when I can't go to fitness classes for a while. It's more intense during summertime when most classes stop for the summer break and it takes some time for the body to regain strength in September. I hope you will find your rhythms soon.
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• Eugene, Oregon
21 Oct 15
I went on Monday and it was much better. I may go to Pilates tomorrow.
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@besweet (7227)
• Greece
21 Oct 15
@JamesHxstatic It's nice to hear that you are gradually going back to your regular schedule.I hope you will keep it up, good luck.
@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
20 Oct 15
I used to ride horses every day for several hours, and if I went on holiday I really felt it when I got back. Legs and backside aching etc. Your muscles soon 'forget' if you stop doing something for a while, as you have found out.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Oct 15
I can imagine that time off from riding would be hard to deal with once you were "back in the saddle again."
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Oct 15
@JamesHxstatic darn now I have that song i n myhead help and I do not even really like cowboy music lol lol but I did liike Gene Autry's version of Back i n the Saddle again.
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@wiLLmaH (8236)
• Singapore, Singapore
20 Oct 15
Little by little you can do again all the yoga postures you used to do. Do not pressure yourself.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Oct 15
My teacher is always telling us to do no more than we can. It is my nature to push a bit I guess.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Oct 15
@JamesHxstatic thats interesting as when I had to have physical therapy my therapist told me "You can always do more than you think you can " and i would use the walker to go farther and found soon I was walking three times as far as I had before. l had a bed fall face down,slipped on a pool of spilled coffee o dark brown polished tile floor. I broke my nose, some cheekbones, and ruined my right knee. lol My right knee has severe arthritis in it and the fall broke off chunks of calcium deposits. the surgeon said that hey could remove them but the results were poor as others would then break off so he recommenced physical therapy i nstead. t worked pretty well too
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• United States
20 Oct 15
I've always wanted to try yoga but don't think I'm nimble enough
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Oct 15
It is greatly beneficial and increases flexibility and balance. They even have classes called Chair yoga for people who can't get up and down from the floor. A good beginning class would be the way to start.
• United States
20 Oct 15
yes sir, that takin' time off from such requires ya slowly workin' back into it. 'n then there's the 'hair'f the dog that bit'cha' thingy. 't times i wish i could do yoga fer its benefits, but fear past injuries prevent me from such.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Oct 15
I really like yoga and walking too for exercise.
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• United States
20 Oct 15
@JamesHxstatic i gimme lots 'n lots 'f walkin' out here, lol. tendin' the horses 'n place keeps me purty fit. jest got those 'lull' times with crohn's flares when all muscle disappears 'n i've constantly gotta work't rebuildin' 'em.
@wetnosedogs (1554)
• United States
20 Oct 15
Oh, wow. Yeah, guess you don't want to miss anymore yoga.
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• Eugene, Oregon
21 Oct 15
That is for certain. I will do it at home if need be.
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Oct 15
hi@LHanesHxstatic hatley here i used to take Yoga classes b ut I do not see any offered arudnwhere im staying in this tiresome retirement centerl You know some thinking person here should get the staff to presne youga classes we have little now in the way of exedrcise of any other programs
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• Eugene, Oregon
21 Oct 15
Have you suggested that they consider offering yoga or tai chi? They are both very good for balance.
• Quezon City, Philippines
20 Oct 15
Maybe because it should be in series.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
20 Oct 15
I am sure you lose both flexibility and strength if you are not actively doing the routines on a regular basis.
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@Missmwngi (10783)
• Nairobi, Kenya
20 Oct 15
Sure making it constant helps one avoid the pain. I hope you get used to it again very soon. All the best
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@Tampa_girl7 (26226)
• United States
26 Oct 15
I hate exercise, but love the way it makes me feel.
• Eugene, Oregon
26 Oct 15
I actually enjoy yoga a lot during and after. The stretching feels good and it is very relaxing too.
@LadyDuck (176859)
• Switzerland
20 Oct 15
I am sorry that your wound is taking time to heal James. Our muscles need constant exercise to stay flexible and healthy.
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Oct 15
Very true. I was wearing a band aid of some kind for two months due to internal sutures on that minor surgery on my head. Glad it is gone.
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@neutel12 (85)
• Lisbon, Portugal
27 Oct 15
Yoga is the most complete things there, breathing works, the bio-physical techniques, mantras, and beyond. Meditation is the most important part, I advise practicing, will notice positive changes in your life still practicing James. : D