Please consult with your Doctor prior to practicing Yoga with a medical condition.  Kindly discuss with your teacher prior to class.

Avoid Cat I and Cat II, if you feel agitated, come out of pose and rest in Child’s Pose. Avoid Breath of Fire.
Back surgery (recent), disc problems
Avoid Full Bridge and Seated Twists. Approach Back Bends with caution.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  Avoid weight bearing with the wrists, Table Pose. 
Cervical disc or neck problems
  Avoid Plow, Fish, Shoulderstand, Cobra
Cervical spurs, cervical vertebrae degeneration
  Avoid Shoulderstand, Fish, Plow
Come out of any position that agitates you and rest in Child’s Pose.
Ears and Eye problems
Avoid Inverted Postures, Locust. Use caution when practicing Downward Dog and Standing Forward Bend or with any posture that places the head below the heart. 
  Avoid Cat I, Cat II and rapid Pranayama
Glaucoma or detached retina history
  Avoid inverted postures
Heart disease (congestive heart failure)
Avoid Inversions, Locust, Half Locust, Bow, Downward Dog, Warrior I, Standing Forward Bend
Hernia (hiatal)
  Avoid Inverted Postures
Hernia (Inguinal)
  Avoid Camel, Cobra, Locust, Half Locust, Bow
  Avoid Inverted Postures
Hyperactive Thyroid
  Avoid: Plow, Fish, Shoulderstand and Bridge
Hyper lordosis (swayback)
  Avoid: Chair pose
Knee surgery or knee problems
Avoid kneeling poses, Single Knee Down Twist. Avoid any pose that causes pain inside the knee. Use a folded mat, cushion or folded blanket under knee to release pressure.
  Avoid Inverted Postures and Locust for the first 3 days.
  Avoid Inverted Postures
Post partum
  Avoid postures that stress the pelvic floor, Boat Pose.
  Please consult with your Obstetrician or Midwife.
  Avoid Shoulderstand, Fish, Plow
Sacro-iliac joint problems
  Avoid: Triangle Pose
Spondylosis and Spondylolisthesis
  Avoid Cobra and Back Bends
Avoid Plow, Locust, Inversions, Downward Dog, rapid Pranayama
Varicose veins and venous blood clots
Avoid prolonged sitting in Folded Leg Positions
Avoid Fish, Tree Pose.  Release all postures slowly.  

Resources: Joanna Cashman; The Woman’s Book of Yoga & Health by Linda Sparrowe; Goswami Kriyananda

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