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Is yoga good after a workout or before

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Both: Both is a great stretching and balancing activity that can be added before and after other exercises.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bauerschmidt
40 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Yoga is real: Yoga is a real workout! have you seen some of the stands (especially the hand stands)? You have to be trim, toned and well muscled (much like a gymnas ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
36 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Yes, yoga is great: Yoga can be a great workout. It depends on what style you do, you can do an aerobic style or you can do a gentle style for stretching and strengthenin ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Fagan
Dr. Kim Fagan answered
33 years experience in Sports Medicine
Yes: Kundalini yoga is an excellent full body work out. It is a form of yoga that focuses on the breath as well as the movement. It also has a large spir ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Yes: It is recommended that we have 150min/week of exercise so that's a great beginning. As you become stronger you may want to add weights or increase th ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Warm up vs cool down: Active warm up is ideal prior to intense workouts. Depending upon how aggressive your yoga routine is, it might serve as warm up. With that said, cool ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Rotature cuff: Given the persistent symptoms of shoulder pain and popping the most likely cause would be some degree of rotator cuff problem.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: Part of the yoga workout should include painless stretching and range of motion exercises.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
45 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yoga: Both can be affective. Try yoga for 4-6 weeks , with an instructed class. If you do not see improvement, then try Tai Chi
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