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I am 24 years old & I am doing gym from last 1.5 month. It is not heavy weight lifting, just a warm up. But there was pain in my lower left abdomen, for few minutes. Also there is no hernia bulge I can see. And no other symptoms. Please suggest me yoga and pranayams to prevent from hernia

David C

I'm a senior and have been physically fit all my life. Had surgery not to long ago for diveticulitis. Recovery has been good, except the other day I started twisting doing some avaerage work. Seems I got all kinds of stomach pains, Have to do no work, Started yto use a hernia belt and what a relief, Would like to know what exersizes are best for this type of hernia. seems like there is multiple fractures, If you can take the time to email me for help. and good advice. I can't seem to sit still for very long.


I have upper abdoman hernia, pls suggest the aasans and pranayam, I am mother of 2 and 38 yrs old.


I'd like advice about doing the 5 Tibetan rites with a smallish inguinal hernia. I've been doing the first 4 in the usual way, but with the 5th one I do the Yoga Cat pose instead of the whole-body backward bend facing downwards (not a recommended position if one has a hernia) Also I've reversed the breathing pattern with some of the rites to reduce the pressure on the lower abdomen


One of my students has a hiatal hernia, what can you recommend for downward dog


is there a place that you have listed the exact poses for an inguinal hernia? i have been doing the 5 tibetan rites for 5 years, thought i had strong abdominal muscles, but added more of a work out and got this recently.
i would appreciate being able to see what you recommend.


Dear Doctor,

I have been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia. I am told that this is in an early stage.I have no protusion yet, but a distended stomach. I do get some mild diffusing pain on both sides of my groin. However, I am thin and my body weight has been constant for a long time.

could you please let me know some asanas at

if any ayurvedic medicine can help, i would like to know.

would really appreciate your help.

thank you.

Gurdev Singh

I am a 70 plus 100meter sprint runner. I have developed a hernia on my left side (inguial) What yoga asnas are good for me. My e.mail address is


Dear doctor

I too have been diagnosed with an umblical hernia. I do not see any bulges or protrusion in my abdomen but I do experience pain when I bend down. I am reluctant to undergo surgery for this.I am a 26 year old recently married female. I do not have any kids. Could you please suggest some asanas for me? I was also wondering how long we have to try to cure umblical hernia with yoga before developing any complications to warrant surgery?

Really appreciate your input and help. Thank you.


Dear Doctor,
I have a very very small umbical hernia, I am 39 yrs. old, can you please tell me what asaanas I should practicse to reduce or cure the same?

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