Dizziness and Nausea During Yoga Practice

The most common cause for dizziness during a yoga practice is a locked solar plexus area (from stress and emotional holding patterns).

The most common cause for nausea, during or after a yoga practice is that it is an indication of an overtaxed or toxic liver and/or gall bladder, and an indication that the detoxing process has already begun.

Even if one's diet is perfect, most people take in toxins just from the air most of us breathe, etc. Fat Free Yoga (along with our other DVD's, notably Yoga Cleanse helps the liver ((and everything else)) to detox. It also works on the thyroid gland which regulates the liver. Please note that the liver is also responsible for filtering hormones, especially around a women's menstrual cycle, so it's very likely that you would be more susceptible to those symptoms at that time.

Other possible causes for these conditions are: low blood sugar, dehydration, shallow breathing, overexertion, or an inner ear imbalance.

If you experience slight dizzyness or nausea we suggest that you keep your eyes open. Ultimately its best to have the eyes closed as given, but not if it continues to cause you discomfort. You will receive benefits from the practice even with your eyes open.

If you feel it might be low blood sugar, you can eat something light like a few raw nuts, or an apple within an hour of doing your yoga. Be sure you are well hydrated (drink water throughout the day rather than a large quantity just before your practice). As you are exercising keep the diaphragm muscle (upper abdomen) relaxed and be sure you are breathing into this area. Also, you don\\\'t need to go as fast as the demonstration make sure you are going at your own comfortable pace.

We also suggest you examine your diet and experiment cutting out heavy fatty or oily foods and try not to eat within 3 hours of going to bed.

If after following these suggestions, you are still experiencing discomfort, we suggest you see a doctor regarding a possible inner ear imbalance or other causes.

Disclaimer: The advice we give is in no way intended as a substitute for medical counseling. Please consult your physician before beginning any exercise program or nutritional protocol.