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how not to hyperventilate doing kundalini yoga

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience in Pulmonology
Main causes: of hyperventilation are lung diseases such as pneumonia where rapid breathing compensates for low Oxygen. The second most common cause is Anxiety, wh ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No hyperventilating.: If your weight is either excessive or too low - do something about it. For loss- eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
I will deal w only: One type of hyperventilation. Hyperventilation prior to breath hold dives or swims. A diver blows off co2 by hyperventilating to over-ride the mechan ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Breathing too rapid: Hyperventilation is a period of time where breathing is performed at an excessively rapid rate driving up the ph of one's blood. Normal ph is 7.4. Hyp ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not normally: Since Kundalini yoga (& other types of yoga/ meditation) have been introduced to the west, some individuals have had significant psychological reacti ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Look up the term yoga nidra. This is exactly what you are looking for. It is a wonderful practice. You will sleep like a baby. I do whenever I do this ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Meditation: Through meditation while holding poses and breathing mindfully.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Incomplete: You didn't mention what the condition is that you do not want to aggravate.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Krav Maga: Krav maga was developed as a self-defense system - not as a body building program. Krav maga is a form of self defense that combines boxing, jiu-jitsu ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
36 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Sit quietly: Start by sitting quietly, many find its easier with soft music playing. Close your eyes, observe your thoughts. You can imagine that all your thoughts ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Good question.: Hatha yoga would be better than hot yoga as sustained excessive heat causes sweating leading to dehydration which may affect concentrations of some me ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
29 years experience in Pediatrics
No: no way to increase height through Yoga, It is a good exercise but height is determined by genes and hormones not Yoga
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Varies: The amount of weight one can lose with excercise such as yoga would depend on the intensity, amount and duration of yoga. Couple this with a sensible ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
More advanced yoga: Can involve poses that require knowledge, strength and flexibility. Yoga and meditation can slow ; calm the mind. Take care.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
If you also diet: These postures are not magic and will not by themselves cause you to lose weight, but you'll associated with health-minded folks and this is likely to ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aleksandra Zgierska
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes, but caution: Hi, yes, Bikram yoga, as any yoga, can help manage stress, especially if done in a mindful way. Bikram yoga is a popular type of "hot yoga", pra ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bayer
Dr. Jay Bayer answered
50 years experience in Family Medicine
Breathing: Look up pranayama on web. Series breathing exercises that work- type of yoga, very effective.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Rock climbing: Check out: http://www.nicros.com/training/articles/top-5-finger-strength-training-exercises/ Also - there are some great utube type videos that dem ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
17 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Abs: Lots of cardio: it is very difficult to see abs in anyone that is more than ~8% body fat. Cardio will lower your overall body fat percentage. Abdom ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience in Pharmacy
Prophylaxis: If strenuous exercise causes attacks- exercise induced asthma- discuss the possibility of using your inhaler before exercising with your physician.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yoga: Try a beginners yoga class. This will help you find exercises that encompass your goal and teach you the appropriate technique. Best of luck!
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Exercise & Cramping: It could be several things like too little potassium or calcium in the diet and thus in the muscles. It could be early fatigue if your muscles are not ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience in Clinical Psychology
It tilts the seesaw: The anxiety stress response involves the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. Its a see-saw, one cannot be relaxed and anxious at the same ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Focus on: functional exercises that do not isolate a specific muscle like singular bicep curls; for example stair climb bicep curls. Working out multiple muscl ... Read More

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