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Is there anyone over 70 and on a pump who does Bikram Yoga? I am wondering if you have trouble with hypoglycemia during and also if you keep your pump on. In a frio pack? Or just as is?
Preferable if you started after 70 yo but there may not be many of those? I am just wondering if it is crazy for me to think of trying this. Just read an article in a local paper about it. The temp in the room is 105 degrees F. I wonder about that too.
This is such a narrow question that I realize there may be no one here to answer. But hoping, so thanks regardless.
Have you done other types of yoga before? I'm 66, have been practicing yoga for the past 16 years (mostly kripalu style)and I wouldn't even dream of taking bikram. Older people typically have trouble with the body's temperature regulating mechanism, and even if it's only a very slight problem, bikram yoga could be seriously dangerous.
Also, yes you can go hypo in yoga. I'm also thinking it might be more difficult to tell when your body is so overheated whether it's a hypo or whether it's a blood pressure problem or an increase in body temperature problem.
There are other types of yoga that are probably more appropriate for those of us who are older and also diabetic. The class I took for 15 years was a very gentle one using the kripalu philosophy, which emphasized being kind to one's body and not overdoing. I still practice on my own at least once a week.