Yoga for the health and safety of Total Hip Replacement

“I’m incredibly impressed by your dedication and creativity …. [Yoga for Hip Replacement] is a wonderful resource for any patient looking to get back to an active and healthy lifestyle!”– Dr. Navin Fernando, MD, FRCS(C), Associate Professor, Adult Joint Reconstruction, Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, University of Washington

Elizabeth’s decades of teaching experience has created an oasis of healing for those preparing for or recovering from hip replacement surgery … I highly recommend anyone seeking a specific understanding of how to use yoga for healthy hips, to take advantage of Elizabeth’s website for a trove of enlightened teaching.  – Kathryn Payn

“Yoga for Hip Replacement is an invaluable resource for anyone pre- or post-hip replacement … with concise videos that are easy to follow and support you on your path to recovery.” – Kelly Straight, Straight on Strength, LLC,  Certified Personal Trainer, Athletics, Rehab

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   Yoga for healthy and happy hips!

Build strength
Maintain flexibility
Promote healing
Manage pain
Regulate stress
Support better sleep
Improve mental focus
Heighten awareness

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Yoga for Hip Replacement (YHR) offers easy to understand instruction to keep you strong and mobile, and to help you return to your daily activities.

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This site offers appropriate modifications and guidelines that will inform your yoga practice before and after surgery.

You will learn

  • Alignment in postures for joint safety and longevity.
  • Strength and how it provides stability for the new joint.
  • Flexibility and how to approach it with strength.
  • Breath awareness and its calming effects on the nervous system.
  • Intentional Relaxation to promote healing, manage pain, and cope with stress.

Research-based studies confirm

that yoga offers both physical and mental health benefits including faster healing times, reduced postoperative hospital stays, and improved pain management.

Wondering if it is ok to do yoga after Total Hip Replacement?

Feeling out of shape and less able to do the things you love?

Stressed out and tired of dealing with the pain?

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  • Get a whole-body experience that targets hip health and safety with Practice Classes

Get answers to common yoga and Total Hip Replacement questions.

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    From the blog

    Vagus Nerve and Total Hip Replacement

    Why would I want to mention the vagus nerve and total hip replacement in the same sentence? Because the vagus nerve is key to helping us heal and to deal with pain and stress. What is the Vagus Nerve? The vagus nerve controls bodily functions like mood, immune...

    Hip Flexor Pain and Back Pain Related to Total Hip Replacement

    Some form of hip flexor pain and/or back pain with total hip replacement seems to be a common experience among those of us with THR. I frequently get questions about it from students and I have read accounts from others with THR. I remembered that several weeks after...

    Benefits of Bare Feet

    When you are preparing for or recovering from total hip replacement surgery you need increased stability to support your new joint. The whole-body benefits of an asana practice begin with the feet, and the way you connect with the earth will have a ripple effect...

    Benefits of Balancing for Total Hip Replacement and Beyond

    When you balance, whether on two feet, or on your head, you are strengthening muscles essential for the stability of total hip replacement. Balancing challenges your ability to focus, to react to fluctuations in your body, and to maintain your center of gravity. It is...

    Open-Hip Standing Poses = Strength, Stability, Flexibility!

    Open-hip standing poses offer a range of benefits for total hip replacement. – They can be modified for any level of ability so that you can practice them at any stage of your THR journey. – They build strength. – They provide stability for your hips. – They promote...

    The World is Your Mat: Take advantage!

    Before total hip replacement our bodies are often limited in the kinds of movement they able to do. It can be difficult, if not impossible, to get down on the floor, to balance, or to bend like we did before the THR journey started. Following THR surgery, your surgeon...

    Safe Stretching After Hip Replacement

    Total hip replacement introduces a new set of considerations for stretching in yoga. Your range of motion may be different following your surgery. Your surgeon may have given you restrictions on your movement which will limit the kinds of poses you will be able to do....

    Infection and Total Hip Replacement: No thank you!

    Infection after total hip replacement can be a serious complication, it is worth understanding why and how infections occur. Here is some general information on how they arise, what you can do to avoid them, and the treatment for them if they do happen. First, the...

    Elizabeth Freeman (500 E-RYT, YACEP) has practiced yoga since 1985 and has been a yoga teacher since 1997. She specializes in yoga for people with movement challenges… Read more here

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