Posted 2008-01-14 10:18 AM (#101951 - in reply to #101879) Subject: RE: After a brain concussion
Alex - sorry to hear about your injury. I would strongly suggest a longer recuperation period, though at this point you could certainly practice savasana. Do work with a teacher and do let him/her know about the injury. You should not be doing anything that "strains your brain", constricts your breath etc. and it would be helpful to have a teacher there to monitor what you may not be aware of in yourself. A friend of ours recently had a VERY severe concussion, and the main component of his recovery was patience - not something this particular individual is good at, I might add! Take care and let your brain heal itself.
Posted 2008-01-14 1:59 PM (#101971 - in reply to #101879) Subject: RE: After a brain concussion
Did you get enough from Neel and Tourist?
It is, by the way, enough.
Typically a concussion is when the skull takes an impact and the brain jostles, hitting the interior wall of the cranium, thus bruising. Brain bruising is quite serious.
Since I do not know your practice (or anything else about you Chum, since you've shared so little) I cannot advocate your practice. Most definitely no inversions with brain issues. Powerful pranayama techniques are ill-advised as well (as Tourist mentions).
However I would not say "no practice" (again not knowing what your practice is). If it is a practice yang in nature I would seriously consider avoiding it all together or modifying to it's most yin state. Either that or taking on a practice that is yin in nature for at least 6 months.
Posted 2009-06-11 2:12 PM (#116467 - in reply to #101879) Subject: RE: After a brain concussion
can anyone give me a bit more information about the safety of taking yoga after a concussion?
I suffered a concussion 2 1/2 weeks ago . Most of my headaches have dissipated but I still have vertigo esp when doing backbends and more severely during triangle.
I take hot vinyassa and regular hot yoga on a pretty regular basis, but have only gone to 3 classes since the concussion.
I ask because I am used to being active and find myself quite depressed without being so.
The teachers I've had don't seem OVERLY concerned about my taking class, although they are telling me to be careful.
do work study where I practice and am also reluctant to give that up.
Don't have health insurance-therefore no neurologist.
Posted 2012-02-14 3:48 AM (#209984 - in reply to #101879) Subject: RE: After a brain concussion
Hi I m in same case I had concussion with tobogganing so it's about almost 3 week same hard to focus gets little headache but I use to go for yoga from two years 3days a week and I miss my yoga a lot I m so serious about yoga I m totally yoga person but when I can start yoga?,I m getting better but doctors said its usually 3months but i m doing laundry ,little driving ,cooking with little headache and ib brofen tablets I m frustrated so can you please give me some suggestion please I will appreciate about this thx.
Posted 2012-02-14 5:07 AM (#209985 - in reply to #209984) Subject: Re: After a brain concussion
Hi Muneeza I am in the same situation as you I fell from a horse 3 weeks ago and have the same symptoms as you. I am missing my yoga so much. I think a little stretching for a few minutes is beneficial but definately no forward bends, inversions or back bends. Pranayama is not a good idea either. This is going to be a long slow process for us both so patience and meditation will be our best friends I think. Best wishes to you for a speedy recovery Namaste. Jinny