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Kidney Post-op Rehabilitation and Yoga Practice
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Namaskar Dear Ones,

Below is a question and answer session. If you have additional comments about Kidney Post-op Rehabilitation and Yoga Practice, please feel free to add them to this thread. Thank you in advance.

OM Shanti,


Q: I have had a kidney taken out 6 days ago with keyhole surgery. I wish to resume yoga practise - doc has advised plenty of exercise. What postures would you recommend and suggest I need to avoid?

A: You were wise to consult your physician about specifics, after having a kidney removed.

That said, during your first six days you should take care of yourself and go easy.

Walking is a good thing throughout your healing process.

Presence of pain should be the overriding guide to limiting your Yoga practice.

One week after surgery, you should gradually be able to increase the level of your activity.

During this period you should refrain from vigorous asanas that require strength, or create internal pressure such as: Severe twists, crow, variations of crow, peacock, firefly, hand stands, etc.

The reason being you should not lift more than ten pounds.

Therefore, gentle asanas and mild pranayama practices should be fine.

Let pain be your guide to know when to back off.

Do not try any strenuous asanas at this time.

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