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Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:42 am
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Has anyone tried doing yoga with an ileostomy?

Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:54 pm

Everyday 

No issues.

I follow Coach Vigue on YouTube.

Good channel for guys.

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Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:00 pm

I do Pilates and Pilates mat with some yoga moves... been doing it since March! My surgery was dec 2020.

but I now have a parastomal hernia so doctors orders I had to order some support hernia belts to do my exercises in.


Sun Jan 02, 2022 2:09 pm

Having an ileostomy has not kept me from doing anything. Not only have I done yoga, I have traveled around the world with my ileostomy. Actually, my ileostomy gave me my life back. Convatec, the company that makes the product I use, made a video of me. Here is the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1q1KP5wpWugARBh6lb9Zb2mIajMmvEtHh/view

I don't talk about yoga but I do talk about all the traveling I did. Having an ileostomy gave me my life back. The only thing I cannot do is wear a bikini because of the location of my stoma.

Phyllis Rovner


Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:53 pm

Hi :) Elaine O'Rourke has youtube videos on doing yoga with an ostomy. :)

Sun Jan 02, 2022 5:19 pm

I can't get the video  to load for some reason.I found another way to load it. Thanks for sharing

Mon Jan 03, 2022 3:52 am

I have done yoga, extreme workout, I also swim sitting in the hot tub and do most anything I could do prior to my surgery. I have an ileostomy and it's going on 7 years now. If my quality of life is much better than it was when I had Crohn's. I live a full and satisfying life and have no real issues with the ostomy. Best of luck to you I hope you enjoy yoga. Namaste

Mon Jan 03, 2022 4:47 am

I've been doing Yoga or Pilates mostly every day since September 2020 and haven't had any issues with my approximately 20 year old ileostomy. There have definitely been a number of benefits to my physical and mental health since starting though :) I was extremely nervous the first time I went to an in-person class because I foresaw all sorts of problems, but none of them happened. Now I just follow a few different people from YouTube and stay home. I haven't found a pose I can't do yet because of my ileostomy, just a lot of poses I can't do yet for other reasons lol. 

Mon Jan 03, 2022 10:10 am

I have done in class (before Pandemic), and at home Lying Yoga (due to scoliosis, not colostomy!) since. Not an issue! I also meditate since Pandemic! Everything helps! 😉

Mon Jan 03, 2022 12:41 pm

RRYOGAROOM.com - yoga with Zalinda

Yoga for bigger bodies: I don't have a bigger body but I'm a senior and new to yoga so it's challenging enough to get you started.

Personally I believe you can do whatever exercises you enjoy, just use common sense. Don't strain your abs or do heavy weights. By the way, I'm not a medical person so by all means talk to your doctor first.

E& I

Mon Jan 03, 2022 6:07 pm


Ebony&Ivory wrote:

RRYOGAROOM.com - yoga with Zalinda

Yoga for bigger bodies: I don't have a bigger body but I'm a senior and new to yoga so it's challenging enough to get you started.

Personally I believe you can ...

Right, this is why I mentioned I now have a parastomal hernia and doctors orders had to stop Pilates... temporarily until I get a belt for support because my tummy has been painful. Just get the ok from your doctor before doing anything like that

Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:25 pm


Anonymous wrote:

Hi :) Elaine O'Rourke has youtube videos on doing yoga with an ostomy. :)

thank you

Wed May 25, 2022 2:40 am

Yeah I also do yoga and meditation, and I usually use youtube videos 

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