Post Vasectomy Pain Forum

Gentle Yoga and MBSR Course

For those that have pains throughout the body and have a hard time exercising I recommend trying some gentle Yoga from time to time. A lot of the stretches are also stretches done for pelvic therapy. This helps relieve some of the muscle tightness and body pains I have. It also helps reduce stress. It hasn’t been a fix all for me but does help on the days I am able to do it. The links also provide a full free MBSR course if your are interested. I have not completed the full course but do some of meditation exercises and Yoga from time to time. Another user @Andy posted on how MBSR helped him with the full body pains and overcoming PvP so I thought I would share some of my findings with the group. Every little bit helps and hopefully this helps someone. 20 Min quick Yoga Full MBSR Course


Thanks for the suggestion and info! I’ve been doing pelvic floor therapy (self-guided for now, but seeing a therapist soon) and yoga seems like a more fluid and relaxing way to accomplish some of the motions.

I did the MBSR #1 routine 3 times now. It was moderately challenging, given my current level of flexibility, but I found it more stimulating than simply going through a progression of stretches from a textbook.

I have been checking out other yoga instructionals on YouTube, such as Yoga with Adriene. Pretty good stuff!

Good to hear I try to rotate them around depending on how much time I have

Reviving this topic here because lately I cannot say enough about helpful yoga has been. Both for mindfulness and hip girdle stretch. For beginners (like me) don’t be intimidated by fast flowing Vinyasa or hot yoga classes. A good instructor in Yin, Hatha, or stretch yoga will encourage you to go at your pace and adapt poses so as not to hurt you.

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I’ve started going to yoga classes in the past two weeks and also find that they have been helpful. Still trying out different types of classes but have seen different types of benefits from each type of class. I’ve been working on meditation to help with the uptick in anxiety that I have had following my vas, and the restorative yoga classes have been great for this. Yin yoga was great for stretching and while I feel like I still need to take it easy when it comes to more strength-based classes, I went to one today that focused on alignment and provided a bit of more strength-based workout - something that I miss from my pre-vas days when I was doing CrossFit. So far I’m feeling great.