Yoga after pneumonia


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  1. Wow! That’s quite a bit you’ve been through! Good tips to remember.

    While I haven’t been through pneumonia, I did have a few incidents of chest pains. Living in the USA without health insurance and being unemployed meant that I couldn’t go to the doctor or the hospital, or I’d have enormous bills I couldn’t pay after.

    What did I do? Took low dose aspirin. Rested. Tried to get back to my walking and calisthenics routine with exceedingly slow success.

    In the beginning I was out of breath and would get dizzy, necessitating frequent rests. I gently persisted and have worked my way back up to almost the levels I could do before but have found that even months later I can’t do as much or I get exhausted.

    I’ve promised my daughter that when I get a job with health insurance I will go to the doctor and get checked up!

    So glad you could get medical help! Hope you feel better soon, by and by!

    Regards, Tamara

    • Kalpanaa says:

      Oh thanks for those tips Tamara. It’s quite alarming how tiring it is. I do hope you get to a doctor soon and that you were able to cure it with low dose aspirin. Rest seems to be the most important ingredient. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I am so sorry to read this. And love that you are listening to your body and healing. Albeit too slowly for your impatient self.
    We not only use heat and steam but menthol oil to shift the mucus, either in a steam inhalation or rubbed into the chest.

    • Kalpanaa says:

      Thank you for that tip Elephant’s Child. Menthol oil it is. Doctors, however good, seem to forget the small things. I guess they rely on your community to remind you about hot water bottles and menthol oil.

  3. Better so some meditation in such times. It is better to do strenuous yogic postures.

  4. sujathasathya says:

    so much that happened haan! illness, hospitals – argh!
    glad you are on the path to recovery already. and to learn about your enthu to go back to doing yoga, even if small bits at a time, is admirable

    • Kalpanaa says:

      Thank you Sujatha. Really hospitals are the pits but I got myself ‘admitted’ myself, knowing I needed regimented care. Yes – yoga makes me feel life is now back to normal. Haven’t managed much, apart from Downward dog, since writing this.

  5. I have a surgeon spouse and have learnt the hard way that in case of any doctor requirements – go to the doctor …not to the surgeon huby who thinks everything short of a heart attack (or a kidney stone) are just …. minor irritations!!

    hope you get well soon!!!

    • Kalpanaa says:

      Hahahaha yes Sushmita – having a doctor husband could be even more complicated than doctor friends. Thanks for your good wishes.

  6. I wish you good health Kalpana ji. Yoga helps a lot specially keeps your mind balanced. I too practice yoga and can vouch for it’s positive aspects.

    P. S – I loved your kittens. 🙂

  7. hilarymb says:

    Hi Kalpanaa … gosh I’m sorry to read this – as you say unusual … but I’m glad you’ve been able to sort out the best way of dealing with it … and I hope will be better soon – all the best – cheers Hilary

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