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saposs
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   Posted 1/21/2009 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I came across a site with free Indian Yoga/prayanam online (it's on youtube) for stomach problem which shows how to do yoga (it's around an hour long and he mentions Ulcers, ulcerative colitis , mucus in the begining) , i thought it could be helpful for those who want to give yoga a try, but i dnt know if the forum allows to paste link of another site here?
Someone, pls let me know if i can paste the youtube link and if anyone would like to try it !
since Nov'2008:Mucus & Blood in stools, Gas, Constipation sometimes - No D !
Visited GI first time in Jan'09 first week, followed by Sigmoidoscopy/biopsy next week, results show mild inflammation in lower part of colon-advised Canasa suppository.

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subdued
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   Posted 1/21/2009 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't see why not. I do yoga. It would be interesting to see what yoga is good for UC.

I think yoga helps but not that much. I also do stomach massages, which also helps but not that much.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission

Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners


elt27
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   Posted 1/21/2009 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I heard that stronger abs & stomach muscles can help digestion - which in turn could help UC I guess. If everythings digested really well by the time it gets to the colon, it might not cause so many problems? Just a theory....
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis December 2008
Treating with:
-Prednisone (30mg & tapering)
-Pentasa x8 a day
-Pentasa enema once daily
Also taking Iron supplements


subdued
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   Posted 1/21/2009 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
elt27 said...
I heard that stronger abs & stomach muscles can help digestion - which in turn could help UC I guess. If everythings digested really well by the time it gets to the colon, it might not cause so many problems? Just a theory....


Yes. It makes the abdomen calm down a bit. It's cleans out some of the toxins.

I also do Pilates and lots of sit ups. I have great stomach muscles. I think it helps, but not that much. In other words, Pilates, yoga, sit ups, and massage isn't going to make my Colitis flareup go into remission, but it does help. My abdomen feels a little bit better and less gassy after I exercise.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission

Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners


saposs
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   Posted 1/21/2009 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Cool..then let's get started, infact i already started my yoga from today! :-)
Well, i think let me start a new thread :-) & m keeping the name of the new thread " Yoga: let's check it out" :-)
since Nov'2008:Mucus & Blood in stools, Gas, Constipation sometimes - No D !
Visited GI first time in Jan'09 first week, followed by Sigmoidoscopy/biopsy next week, results show mild inflammation in lower part of colon-advised Canasa suppository.


JM21204
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   Posted 1/21/2009 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been doing yoga for about 15 months now. I've only gone to one instructor and it's 90 minutes of non stop intensity at 90+ degress. I can't definitively say it's helped my UC. I still get flares, but overall I feel great and I've never been more flexible. I still go now that I'm pregnant, just tone down the intensity.
33 yr old female
Diagnosed with Pancolitis in 1/2007
Baby due 3/2009
Meds:1600 mg Asacol a day, Ferrex, Pre-Natal Vitamins, Lovenox, on and off Prednisone (40 mg then taper)
 


mythmoon
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   Posted 1/21/2009 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Are there varying degrees of difficulty for yoga? Has anyone tried tai chi? I've been thinking I need to do something like that. Swimming was also suggested for the low impact and the fact that it helps recycle fat cells so that things like prednesone and imuran get flushed out of your system faster when you stop taking them.
21 yr/old Uni student. Vancouver, BC
Imuran 150 mgs/day
[strike]Prednisone 15 mgs/day[/strike]
Prednisone 12.5mgs/day
Diagnosed UC Sept. 2007
Cal-Mag and Iron supps


saposs
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   Posted 1/21/2009 11:55 PM (GMT -6)   
yes! i think so, the more you get into yoga practice the higher degree u will be able to learn from yoga instructor...the more difficult it gets. But people mostly do the basic required yoga which is not too difficult. I dnt know abt Tai chi. Infact there r different methods of yoga which r taught... i have heard of Iyengar yoga as well... they use all kinds of belts, benches, etc.... i did it once(just one day), and will never forget the experience, i wish i could learn it - it totally relaxed my mind- i had never felt like that before - it's nearly in all states here in US... i will try to join some time later - they happen to be little expensive :-(
Yoga is not just stretching body.... it cleans your body of toxins by different breathing techniques + few exercises. I feel relaxed and energized after yoga.
since Nov'2008:Mucus & Blood in stools, Gas, Constipation sometimes - No D !
Visited GI first time in Jan'09 first week, followed by Sigmoidoscopy/biopsy next week, results show mild inflammation in lower part of colon-advised Canasa suppository.


subdued
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   Posted 1/22/2009 2:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been doing yoga since the early 90s. I've taken it in two different countries, tried all kinds of styles, and have had probably somewhere between 40 and 50 teachers. I don't teach though. I don't have the time.

I'm sure Tai Chi helps too. I tried it a couple of times, but it just wasn't my thing. Kind of boring.

I also do high-impact and weight-baring exercises to strengthen the bones.

It is safer to do low-impact exercises if you have osteoporosis.

Doctors used to think that people who had osteoporosis could break a bone if they fell. They now know that the break happens first. It is the break that causes the person with osteoporosis to fall.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission

Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners

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