I've have seen several posts in the archives of CareCure talking about Yoga and its effects on paralysis.
I am a high level paraplegic (T3-4).
I've been practicing this form:
for about 6 months, almost daily. 98% of this work is seated. I take what I consider "common sense" precautions. I don't do a full "hurdlers" stretch like I did in HS back in the early 80s, but rather I just put my foot to my thigh. I don't put the weight of my body on my ankles and knees, but rather I just flex my hips.
I do all the meditations, but use whatever assistance I require from my hands or other supports to be safe.
Results for me:
1) Six months back my blood pressure averaged about 135. (40 something, 190, 6'1.) I took it three times in the last week. Now my blood pressure is about 120/80. 10 point drop.
2) I can not sit on the edge of the front of my chair and raise my hands about my head, and make circles. Does it look stupid to an able bodied person? of course...you know what? they are idiots anyway, a large part of them.
Yoga may not fix my spine....honestly, I'm a beginner and I don't know yet. But the Kundalini form is potent, safe, and adaptable. A higher level injury can concentrate more on the meditative aspects and do stim ( or whatever you do now to keep yourself fit.) A lower level injury can intelligently adapt. Are you unsure of how your body will react?? Get a real Yoga teacher...somebody with 20 years of experience (not a trainer) to come over and ask them. Be careful, take it one step at a time. And trust what you feel, because often times, you are feeling more than the text books say you're feeling.
Also, if Yoga can keep me off a blood pressure medication (and I can continue to get reflex erections) I'm happy with that. My boyfriend will appreciate it