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 Payne
“This is wonderful, Elizabeth. I’m sure many people will benefit from your skilled application of yoga practices for recovery from hip replacement surgery.” – Andra DeVoght, PT, MPH, Insight Physio
“… [Yoga for Hip Replacement] is so comprehensive and thorough. Thank you for providing this for people. It is going to benefit so many.” – Karen Hain, LAc, LMP, MAcOM
“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
New to Yoga?
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.
Already a Yogi?
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.
Wondering if it is ok to do yoga after Total Hip Replacement?
- Learn how to safely practice poses with Yoga Basics
Feeling out of shape and less able to do the things you love?
- Build strength, maintain flexibility with Standing Poses
Stressed out and tired of dealing with the pain?
- Promote healing and build resiliency to stress and pain with Restorative Poses
Want to keep moving?
- Get a whole-body experience that targets hip health and safety with Practice Classes
Get answers to common yoga and Total Hip Replacement questions.
- Read the Blog
All Membership Levels come with
– a 30-minute free consult with Elizabeth
– unlimited email access to get your questions answered
– convert to Lifetime Unlimited Access after 12 months.
– Questions? Contact us . We are happy to answer any questions.
From the blog
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...
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 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...
Other Videos in This Series
Following Total Hip Replacement surgery you want to give your body every opportunity to heal. This can take 6-12 weeks. Surgeons often give restrictions on movement for the first 6 weeks or so. Restrictions on movement are meant to protect your vulnerable new hip...
While going through total hip replacement we want tools at our disposal to support the journey both on and off the yoga mat. Blocks, bolsters, walkers, canes, and other devices help but one of the best supports is our hands! Think of the kinds of subtle information...
Hip dysplasia in adults is a condition where the hip socket (acetabulum) is shallower than normal with the result that the ball (femoral head) can move around more easily in the hip socket. For us yogis this can present a bit of a quandary. Hip dysplasia usually...
The short answer is all yoga poses are safe for total hip replacement if you get creative and shift your thinking about what a pose should look like. The benefits of practicing yoga are rooted in awareness and focus. The shape of a pose will end up being different for...
Practicing yoga will help you heal after total hip replacement (THR). Studies show that people with bone fractures who practice pranayama (yoga breathing) and intentional relaxation (restorative yoga) experience accelerated bone healing and a reduction in pain,...
When you learn to waltz for the first time it is natural to start by taking each step deliberately and slowly. This is how our brains and bodies learn new things. This slow patterning builds neural pathways so that after awhile, the movement becomes second nature and...
Elizabeth Freeman (500 E-RYT, YACE) 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
sthira sukham asanam
the posture should be steady and at ease
~ The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali