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A 17-year-old male asked:

it is saying that yoga or qi gong are good for relaxing yourself and being peaceful but i find them boring and a little bit stresful.what should i do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I understand: Tai Chi was a little to placid for me when I was younger. Have you considered Acupuncture? Acupressure? Homeopathy? Exercise program? Breathing exercises? Progressive muscle relaxation? Be well.

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Is there a quick yoga position I could do during work?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Yoga at work: Yes, there are many yoga positions and it is a good idea to integrate yoga, qigong, breathing, or some other self-regulatory procedure into your day in small increments. Stress is cumulative so managing it throughout the day helps. There are lots of books and videos about yoga. Pick a few simple poses and remember that mental attitude and breath are part of the process. Peace and good health.
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Should I go to senior or intro yoga class at 55?

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Introduction class: Assuming that you have minimal prior exposure, then you should take an introductory class rather than a senior class; unless you have chronic diseases that have accelerated a decline in your mobility.
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Where should I start if 50 in yoga? Basic or 'senior'?

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Basic: You can start at basic and not senior. Senior is over 65 not defined by the aarp!
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Should I learn yoga using dvd or instructor?

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Dr. Mike Bauerschmidt
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Instruct first: For the beginner it is helpful to start with an instructor. They are trained to spot and correct problems with your form. Once you become more aware of your body and position and can feel the right way to do the poses then supplementing or replacing with a dvd will provide continued benefit. I would still do occasional classes to keep up to date.
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What are good yoga tips and postitions for beginner students?

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Find a good teacher: To get the most benefit, find a good teacher so you learn to do it correctly. Many places have group classes that are economical. Also try your town recreational center and senior center. Some senior centers will allow younger people to attend classes.

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