I'm wanting to connect with anyone here who continues to practise yoga after PM surgery (most of the posts seem to be dated).

It's pointless to ask my Dr as I'm doubtful he's ever stepped into a yoga studio.  

Please share your do's and don'ts.





It's fine, but expect some twinges from the PM pocket

by crustyg - 2020-05-31 04:36:36

You'll find that Cactus pose and anything that 'opens the chest' can often produce a twinge or two from the PM pocket - even months after insertion.

But otherwise carry on, it's quite safe. And good for you.


It's OK with my Dr

by ckn - 2020-06-03 15:18:55

*Only my experience, not meant to be medical advice obviously: My cardio PT and EP both said that it's OK for me to do yoga, but wanted me to wait 8 weeks after the surgery and to listen to my body (don't do anything that hurts, use caution for the first while in poses that have a lot arm stretching over my head etc). I'm pretty sure my EP did not a lot of yoga experience haha but I just explained the general idea and what I was most concerned about (downward facing dog) and he approved it. I'd suggest doing the same, maybe bring it up as stretching with examples. Good luck! After a couple months of avoiding yoga I am READY to get back to it.


by Attichiker - 2020-07-01 21:32:31

I have practised yoga for over 30 years and had a pacemaker for 10 years. After recovery from the implant I have continued to do a yoga practise, primarily Iyengar style and have never had trouble with any pose or suquence. Good luck to you.

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