Preparing Your Body for Bottom Surgery with Yoga
Yoga is a great way to get your body ready before bottom surgery. Practicing yoga poses that focus on stretching and strengthening your hips, thighs, and core can help your recovery go more smoothly.
Try to do this yoga routine daily starting 6 months before your procedure. You can continue using it after surgery to aid healing.
So, let's take a deeper look at preparing your body for bottom surgery with yoga.
Warm Up with Cat/Cow and Downward Dog
Start on your hands and knees. Move between Cat Pose and Cow Pose, arching and rounding your back. Then lift your hips up into Downward Dog, grounding through your hands and feet. Pedal out your legs to open your hips.
Flow from Plank to Upward Dog
Come to Plank Pose, shoulders over wrists. Keep your core engaged as you lower halfway down, then lift your chest into Upward Facing Dog. Repeat this flow.
Open Hips in Lunge Variations
From Downward Dog, step one foot forward into a Low Lunge. Lift your torso and arms up. Release back down, then lift into a High Lunge. Return to Downward Dog and switch legs.
Stretch Inner Thighs in Pigeon Pose
Lift one leg back into Downward Dog, then step that foot forward into Pigeon Pose. Stretch your back leg straight behind you. Release any tension between your inner thighs.
Standing at the front of your mat, dive into a Forward Fold. Rise to standing and reach your arms overhead. Fold forward again, then step back to Plank and flow through Upward Dog back to Downward Dog.
Bridge and Boat Poses for Core
On your back, lift your hips into a Bridge Pose. Then sit up into Boat Pose, keeping your core engaged as you balance.
Stretch Your Hips in Happy Baby
Lie on your back and grab the outsides of your feet with your knees bent and open wide. Gently rock side to side to massage your lower spine.
Inversions like Plow Prep Hips
Lift your legs into a Shoulder Stand, then carefully release them overhead into a Plow Pose to open your hips.
End in Corpse Pose. Close your eyes and relax completely, allowing your body to integrate the benefits of the yoga practice.
Regularly doing this yoga sequence will help you be in your best condition pre-op and aid your recovery after surgery. The hip openers target the muscles you’ll be using for dilation.
And the core and leg strengtheners will support overall healing. Listen to your body and modify poses as needed. With consistency, you’ll see great results!