Glaucoma Patient: Be Careful With These 4 Yoga Positions
Even today, glaucoma patients are advised to avoid some certain physical activities such as pull-ups or weightlifting, because it may lead to a significant rise of intraocular pressure. The headstand positions are also considered to be dangerous. However, the influence of yoga positions has been not known, up until now.. Nowadays, yoga is a chosen lifestyle for many individuals. Based on the Indian philosophy, the physical exercises and breathing techniques are considered to help reducing stress and strengthening health. However, individuals with elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) should be very careful with the yoga poses they practice. In 2015 Dr. Robert Rich (New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai) proved in a study published in PLOS ONE (2015; doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144505) that when doing four common yoga poses, the intraocular pressure can increase.
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