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Chest trauma

Chest trauma
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Dear all! A new lady come to my class of yoga for pregnancy. She is 11 weeks, but very-very strong woman. She is a skydiver. In 2005 she had a compression fracture of Th8 + bruised internal organs + chest trauma… As she is 11 weeks we started with pranayamas mostly, but she asks for more movements as her doctor recommended her as much movements of her chest as possible:) But for her future practices and pranayamas I need your advice. Are all our perinatal practices suitable for her now? May be there are some specialties, any specific moves or pranayamas for her? On what do I need to stress my attention? Thank you!
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Fri, Feb 22 2013 2:37 PM In reply to
francoisef

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Dear Tatiana, with a T8 injury it's indeed good to start early with pregnancy yoga but please remember that some of the small gentle arm movements in restorative poses we offer at Birthlight to connect core and extremities in the first trimester might be more effective than either asana or pranayama for this lady at this stage. I would recommend supported badhakhonasana with bolsters or a beanbag and movements from the elbow rather than with the extended arm. I will be in Moscow next month and would be happy to show you a few moves if you can come to the Bright Family Centre. All best wishes, Francoise.

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Sat, Feb 23 2013 3:18 AM In reply to
Tatiana Tsvetkova

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Dear Francoise, thank you for the prompt reply. We will try badhakhonasana with bolsters with this lady. I was confused to try it first as it seemed to me opening a chest quite a lot, so I was not sure that it was suitable for her. I will also think about this small gentle arm movements, what I can offer her. As for march I will attend Well woman and CPD for Perinatal Yoga. So waiting to meet you. Thank you for your support!