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Old 06-18-13, 10:15 AM  
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Yoga & Health Ailments?

Hi, I have sinusitis (severe with polyps) and was just wondering if there are any specific practices that would help me? I know that yoga (in general) seems to help.

Also, I recently (Jan) had a titanium plate placed in my wrist for a bad fracture in my wrist, and the other day I did a yoga dvd where they did wrist stretches, turn your wrists this way and stretch back, you think this is okay for me to do?

Right now, I'm out of doctor care. My injury was Jan 21. I was told I was healed a month or so ago but told I should still not put full weight on my wrist, but what about stretching? Anyone have similar experiences?
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Old 06-18-13, 10:59 AM  
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I can't answer your specific questions about the wrist as surely it is dependent on the plate placement and degree of healing, and regarding sinusitis, it can be very variable depending on which sinuses, how well they still drain, etc. As with most things, it will come down to individual experimentation. I think that non-weight bearing stretching that helps restore range of motion would be helpful, though.

You might be interested in this book as a resource, though:

Yoga as Medicine

which addresses numerous health issues and give suggested poses.

For wrist stuff, I really like very gentle, passive work, and this book:

Conquering Carpal Tunnel and other RSI

which is useful even for NON-carpal tunnel sufferers. The stretches are very, very gentle.

be as relaxed as you can be, as you do what you gotta do.

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Old 06-23-13, 02:38 PM  
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Anyone else with comments on sinus issues and yoga?
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Old 06-24-13, 10:28 AM  
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You might try acupressure for your sinuses. I have found it very helpful for headaches and neck soreness. There are specific pressure points for sinus issues. Here is more info:

As for wrist issues, JB Berns Freedom Restoration (aka Rehab Your Body at Home) has a good Hand & Wrist section (See cardiomama's review on this page):

Also, Lee Holden has some Qi Gong DVDs that have nice wrist mobility exercises. I think the Qi Gong for Joints & Bones one has a wrist section.

Yoga is hard on the wrists, so that wouldn't be my first choice. And I think that the forward bends in yoga would be murder on sinuses.
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Old 06-24-13, 10:36 AM  
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Have you tried a neti pot? It is actually an ancient yoga practice and I find it very effective for relieving sinus congestion.

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Old 06-24-13, 10:40 AM  
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I find that just generally doing yoga and moving my body around and having my head in different positions - forward, back, side to side - helps unclog my sinuses. Depending on how badly they are clogged. If I'm in the throes of an allergy attack or sinus infection I don't want to move my head at all.

Alternate nostril breathing can help with painful issues in the head and sinus cavities.
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Old 06-24-13, 02:03 PM  
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I second the Neti Pot. I resisted trying it for so many years, and when I finally tried it I wished I had not suffered more than necessary all those years. I highly recommend it and my allergies are about as bad as they get.
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