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Frequently asked questions:
How do I know if Adapted Yoga- Sit, Stand or Wheel is right for me?
Visit your physician and ask if you would benefit from this gentle form of exercise. Also ask if there might be any contraindications you need to be aware of, before participating.
Can I participate if I do not have use of my legs?
Yes! This program was designed for paraplegics and lower level quadriplegics, who may only have voluntary function of their trunk and arms. All the poses involve the upper body, so those who do not have use of their legs can participate. There are poses that involve the legs, but you can just do the upper body work so you don't miss out on any benifits!
How do I decide if I should sit or stand to participate?
If you are able to stand and hold the back of a chair for support, safely, then you should stand and get the most from each pose, while strengthen your body and improving your balance. If you are unable to stand for 1/2 an hour, while using the back of a chair for support, then you should sit and use your energy to maximize each pose instead of using all your energy to stand. You might want to try participating from sitting first and if you feel strong enough, choose "STAND" and try the poses from standing.
Should I continue participating if I am feeling pain?
No, you should not feel any pain, just gentle stretching and your muscles working. If you feel pain, stop immediately and go see your physician.
HEALTH AND SAFETY DISCLAIMER
Not all exercises are suitable for everyone and this, or any other program may result in injury. Any user of this program assumes the risk of injury resulting from performing the exercises and using the equipment suggested. To reduce the risk of injury CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE BEGINNING THISOR ANY OTHER PROGRAM. The instructions and advise presented on this website are in no way intended as a substitute for medical couseling. The author of this website, the program creators of the Adapted Yoga-Sit, Stand or Wheel, producers, particiaptnts and distributors of these products and our services disclaim any liability or loss in connection with the exercise or advice herin.