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Hi all- I tried a bikram yoga class, this is yoga done in a heated room(100 degrees) seemed hotter. I got a little nausous, but my joints felt so much better after. The people were really nice and I didn't have to take pain
meds that night . what do you think about the heat though? the stretching
was possible because my joints were not as tight, I have been so uncomfortable due to unstable joints now, even dislocating my knee about
6 weeks ago. This is just heated air in the room with everyone drinking
lots of water.
I am on coumadin and Myfortic with Codeine # 3 for pain as needed at night.
I felt much better after the class but was if course, adjusting after 90 minutes of stretching in the heat
 

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Hi maddog,

I think yoga is great. If the heat does not bother you and you don't have any side affects from it then, i would say go for it. I would go for it. I do stretching in the shower with the hot water and steam because it is easier with the heat and it makes me feel more awake in the a.m.

So I say what ever floats your boat without making you sink in the end is good traveling to me :)

Good luck!!
 

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Hi Maddog,

Yoga has been wonderful for me. I was hooked after the very first class. It had been years since I had felt that good. There is no way I could do it in that warm of room though. I get easily overheated and then just go limp.

It is very encouraging that you didn't have to take your pain medication that night. Maybe this is just the thing for you. Remember to start out slow. Don't allow the instructor to force you into any positions you are uncomfortable with. My instructor always says to do less than what you think you can because we all tend to push to the max. If there is something you are having trouble doing just imagine that pose in your mind. That alone will stimulate the brain cells and before long you may find yourself doing it easily.

Take care,
Lazylegs
 

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Hi Maddog,

I would say go for it, and be a bit careful. With lupus the tendons aroung the joints can loosen, so that if you overstretch you can damage them. So by all means do it and enjoy it, just don't push yourself past your pain threshold:wink2:

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