Yoga exercises like Sun Salutation, Locust pose, Bow pose and Kapalabhati few to name are not recommended if somebody is diagnosed with hernia. The practitioners need to understand that their ignorance and lack of yoga knowledge may lead them straight into an operation room.
Energizing Yoga, the oldest system of personal development needs no introduction nowadays and is becoming
popular all over the world because of its tremendous physical and medical benefits. People are practicing yoga
exercises in millions all over the world, thanks to the media which is highlighting the benefits of yoga for general
However, like every other science, yoga is also a precise science. The question is: ‘Are all yoga exercises safe to be
practiced by all people with various health conditions?’
“This is the question which requires deeper digging into the subject of yoga itself, otherwise the consequences of
doing yoga practice could be more dangerous than beneficial” said Subodh Gupta, the Yoga expert from India.
“While some of the yoga exercises can be taught easily without much complication and have various benefits, others
can be very dangerous for people who are having problem of Hernia. For example, the yoga exercises like Sun
Salutation, Cobra pose, Locust pose, Bow pose, Standing Forward Bend and Kapalabhati few to name are strictly not
recommended if somebody is diagnosed with hernia as these exercises may make the hernia problem worse” said
Subodh Gupta, the Yoga expert based in London.
Considering the fact that over half a million hernia operations were performed in the United States last year and
more than 2 percent of British people are affected by hernia, the question to ask is if all yoga practitioners are aware
of their health condition and precautions before beginning the Yoga exercise. Madonna, the famous singer who
practices Ashtanga yoga regularly recently had an operation for hernia ( Ashtanga yoga exercise series is a system
developed by Mysore based famous Indian Yoga guru Shri K Pattabhi Jois ). In fact, the famous Ashtanga yoga series
which involves jumping can be very dangerous for people who are having problem of Hernia” according to Subodh
Gupta. Hernia develops when the outer layers of the abdominal wall weakens, bulge or actually rip. Among many
reasons for hernia the most common is straining due to: jumping, defecation, coughing, lifting heavy objects, etc.
‘Are yoga practitioners listening precautions before starting their yoga practice?’. The practitioners need to
understand that their ignorance and lack of yoga knowledge may lead them straight into an operation room” said
A noble effort has been done by some of the renowned yoga gurus from India and the teachers from the West to
spread the awareness of yoga but unless Yoga exercises are done with precautions, more and more people will get
injured without realizing.