How to handle inability to exercise due to surgery in Exercise Topics Posted September 4, 2009 Today is my day! I am going to do an experiment at the request of my yoga instructor. While recovering, I will mentally invision my yoga routine, everyday. mental or otherwise, we want to know if it has benefits . There was a study that folk in the hospital who did this showed benefits from it and it helped them heal. Even if it's *all in your mind* I can see how it would have positive benefit. I will ask him today when I can start walking again. I am due at 12 for surgery. You guys have an active, healthy day!