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Good yoga book for mostly supine rehab & stretching?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by Sasha, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I'd like to try some gentle stretches and possibly very, very gentle strengthening exercises that don't involve standing or raising my arms (because of my orthostatic intolerance).

    I think yoga might be good for this.

    I'm interested in a book rather than a DVD because I can't play US DVDs on my UK DVD player and, having looked into this before, there don't seem to be any appropriate UK DVDs on this topic. I'm not well enough to attend a class.

    Any recommendations?
     
  2. mrs_took

    mrs_took

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    Hi Sasha
    I actually joined the forums just so I could respond to this post. I've started doing Restorative Yoga (as recommend by a friend of mine who also has an auto immune condition). I find it fantastic. Poses can be held, supported, anywhere from 50-20 minutes so there is no lactic acid formation and thus (shouldn't) create post exertional malaise.

    I recently purchased a book via the bookrepositry Relax and Renew by Judith Hanson Lasater Ph.D., P.T. It's a great book, really wonderful layout and descriptions, photos, setup and equipment. I highly recommend it.

    I also found a few videos on youtube by searching for "Restorative Yoga"

    As a side note, if you a dvd player on your computer then instal VLC and you can play DVD's from any country.

    Good luck
     
  3. SOC

    SOC Senior Member

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    This is not yoga, but includes the supine exercises given to me by Dr Klimas' exercise physiologist. I still have trouble with yoga.
     
  4. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    I take a gentle Yoga class, it's by Donation. The Yoga instructor some times does Restorative classes.

    GG

    Here is 1 YouTube clip I found:
     
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  5. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    That was really kind of you, mrs_took! Thanks for posting, and welcome to the forums. :)

    That book looks very interesting - more on the relaxing than stretch/strengthen side, maybe, but perhaps I should be doing that as well!

    That's very useful about the DVDs - I didn't know that! :thumbsup:
     
  6. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Hi SOC - is there a link missing?
     
  7. SOC

    SOC Senior Member

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    Yes. :redface: I even looked it up and everything. Darned cognitive dysfunction.

    Here it is:
    http://www.mstrust.org.uk/information/exercises/index_lying.jsp

    I was told to start with the first 4 exercises, 1 minute at a time with 1-2 minutes rest between. About 10 mins.
     
  8. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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  9. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    There is an old video of Rodney Yee's called Yoga Remedies for Natural Healing. I don't know if it's still available. At least 2 of the segments are done while lying down, using pillows and a chair or a wall.

    He also has a really great DVD called Relaxation and Breathing for Meditation. I use the breathing exercises whenever I am stressed or overly wired. They can be very helpful.

    I don't know of any books.
     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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