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Yoga and being dizzy
Yoga and being dizzy
2/3/13 3:11 PM
I am on second week of P90X and feel pretty good with all the workouts except the Yoga. I have has issues in the past with my ears and being dizzy and I was pretty much dizzy and sick through the whole thing. I feel like I didn't even get a workout that day. Does this get better or should I do something different on this day? I did read about breathing is really important in Yoga which I did do correctly.

Thanks
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RE: Yoga and being dizzy
2/3/13 3:54 PM as a reply to trishzar.
I haven't experienced dizziness, but are your breathes shorter or longer? Longer I think would lead to less dizziness. Also, when you're coming up from a move to a standing position, try to make sure that you're going slow to allow for the blood flow to reach the upper body. You may also be exhaling vs. inhaling when coming to a standing position.
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RE: Yoga and being dizzy
2/4/13 12:10 PM as a reply to trishzar.
I too have experienced dizziness while doing Yoga X. I'm fine doing normal yoga, but especially the first hour, I find myself so dizzy I can barely finish. I follow the breathing patterns, even take it slower, but still find myself dizzy. One day, I pushed myself to the point of being physically ill because I just kept telling myself it wasn't as bad as I thought. emoticon

On Yoga X days, I go as far as I can into the video, then I usually take a half hour break and start on either X Stretch, a pilates or a yoga video from another program.

But if anyone has any suggestions, I'd much rather follow the program.
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RE: Yoga and being dizzy
2/4/13 12:50 PM as a reply to trishzar.
I say slow it down if you're feeling dizzy. Yoga isn't supposed to be grueling. It can also be a bit odd at first because you're spending a fair amount of time with your head down below a lot of your body, so you get more blood pressure to the brain than we might be used to. Seriously, though, learn child's pose and don't be afraid to use it.
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RE: Yoga and being dizzy
2/4/13 1:36 PM as a reply to trishzar.
I too have an equilibrium problem (vertigo) from an inner infection I had YEARS ago. It's unfortunately something that will never fully go away (from what I have been told) BUT with the yoga video for the p90x, I too get so dizzy it makes me sick. They do go at a much quicker pace than other yoga I am accustomed to so what I have started doing is going at my own pace. I pause the video to hold my stance and then resume the video to the next pose going at my pace and holding the right amount of time and then resume into the other and so on. I mean after you learn the routines, it is much easier to do this but I have started doing this and it has helped a lot in my dizzy area. Going at a much slower rate has really helped.
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