Yoga: It’s Good for Body and Soul!
Yoga is beneficial for your body and mind. With regular practice, you may see:
- Reduced pulse rate and blood pressure
- Increased joint range of motion
- Less anxiety
- Improved concentration
- Lower blood sugar, cholesterol and more
Yoga is a gentle, low-impact exercise that can be modified for everyone’s ability. There are different types of yoga; some are more vigorous, others are more meditative. Each can be adapted for beginners or advanced individuals.
When looking for a class - right now, beginner DVDs, YouTube and other online classes are great options - consider the type of yoga being taught, what modification tools or props they use and whether there are larger individuals in the class. You might want to just watch the class first before you commit to it.
When beginning, listen to your body. Go at your own pace and don’t compare yourself to others in the class. Yoga can help you feel at home in your body both before surgery and after surgery, as your body is changing as you lose weight. Give it a try!