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Is it always neccesary to follow a series or can you do random asanas for ashtanga yoga?

Is it always neccesary to follow a series or can you do random asanas for ashtanga yoga?

Ashtanga: Ashtanga yoga is designed as a progressive series of postures used with synchronized breathing. So random posture changes may not yield the same benefits. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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Which is easier on the body: hatha or ashtanga yoga?

Which is easier on the body: hatha or ashtanga yoga?

Hatha: Hatha yoga is probably easier on the body. Here is an article about the differences: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/356672-difference-between-hatha-yoga-ashtanga-yoga/ as with any yoga class, you should only do what is comfortable for you. Don't compete with others in the class. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to practice ashtanga yoga twice a day?

Is it beneficial to practice ashtanga yoga twice a day?

Possibly: It depends on your practice and what you mean by "beneficial." physically, spiritually it may be but you also have to be mindful of your body and your boundaries. If your goal is increased awareness of mind, body and their connection, 2x per day may be right for you. If you are feeling pain or strain from this intensity, be cautious. ...Read more

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I hear ashtanga yoga is very good, but what else is there?

For what?: I dont understand what you are asking. Yoga is good in many ways. You ask "what else is there?" for what? ...Read more

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How will it take me to complete the first series from ashtanga yoga with out teacher?

How will it take me to complete the first series from ashtanga yoga with out teacher?

Yoga: This depends on how frequently your class meets. Simply ask your teacher. Above all, approach yoga w/a peaceful heart and have fun. If you turn it into too much of a task you will defeat the purpose. Shanti. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Will practicing ashtanga help me stay relaxed more easily?

Most likely.: Ashtanga yoga combines synchronizing breathing with yoga body postures. Benefits include improved circulation, detoxification and relaxation/ calm. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait after cholecystectomy to start doing different types of yoga asana again?

How long do I need to wait after cholecystectomy to start doing different types of yoga asana again?

Depends: Your surgeon is the best person to ask as he or she know what was done and how soon he will permit you to do anything that might jeopardize his closure. ...Read more

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Why do basic yoga asanas cause me to have the most vivid and terrifying nightmares I have ever had in my life?

Why do basic yoga asanas cause me to have the most vivid and terrifying nightmares I have ever had in my life?

Yoga & dreaming: Yoga allows you to access aspects of your physical experience that you might have ignored up until now -- and with it, possibly triggering sensations that are associated with fearful responses. Other possibilities that your yoga teacher may describe for you, are the idea of energetic awakening, called "kundalini" energy. This can be frightening for some people -- has been for some of my patients. ...Read more

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What is yoga?

What is yoga?

Many varieties: Yoga is a Hindu discipline of various techniques to integrate mind, body and spirit, improve physical health and grow spiritually. There are many types of yoga. Hatha yoga, the stretches that improve physical health, is very popular but the forms that emphasize meditation and breathing are also very beneficial. See http://tinyurl.com/q5mrqxv for more detailed descriptions of diff. types of yoga. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of bork am yoga ?

What are the benefits of bork am yoga
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21 reasons 2 do yoga: #8: Promotes more ZZZ's. After 2 months of practicing yoga for 45 minutes before bed, students fell asleep 15 minutes faster and slept more than half an hour longer each night. ...Read more

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Is yoga good for health?

Absolutely: Yoga is an investment in your health and well being. ...Read more

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Good yoga programs on dvd?

Good yoga programs on dvd?

Look online: There are many excellent dvd's - but these days, there is amazing content on line at sites like yogaglo.Com and yogajournal.Com. You can select something in many different styles and time frames. ...Read more

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Can yoga help with anxiety?

Can yoga help with anxiety?

Definitely. Yoga: is one of the best ways to naturally decrease anxiety, but also to increase mindfulness, physical well-being through passive exercise, and a sense of slowing down in a very fast, busy world. Usually, Yoga is also taught with some form of meditation. Knowing what kind of anxiety is also helpful. Here's a reference: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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Can yoga help you conceive?

Can yoga help you conceive?

Absolutely: Stress is one of the highest reasons for the pituitary to malfuction. Yoga decreases the stress levels and helps better ovulation. Of course sometimes other treatments need to be added. Hope it helps. Keep up the good work. ...Read more

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Is hot yoga good for health?

Is hot yoga good for health?

As part of a healthy: lifestyle. If the underpinning question is one of 'how do I live in such a way that I take good care of my self?' - hot yoga may for some people provide part of the answer. Some of the potential virtues include time to notice (and stretch) parts of our body we ordinarily pay little attention to. Time to focus on body, to be present, mindful. Opportunity to develop our core strength and flexibility ...Read more

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Can children take yoga classes?

Absolutely: Not only is it good for toning and strengthening, it is also a wonderful way to teach mindfullness. Focus is essential for the practice of yoga and is an added benefit to children who are bombarded by our fast paced, computer/gaming driven world. ...Read more

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Does yoga help spine deformity?

No: It can help condition and relax some of your back muscles. It may even help your flexibility, strength, and allow for better concentration, possibly improved posture, and could lead to development of better breathing techniques. But it does not affect or improve spinal deformity in any way. ...Read more

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Will yoga help to reduce weight?

Will yoga help to reduce weight?

Yes: I do believe that yoga could help you lose weight if you want to lose weight. Yoga help to control many thing including your apatite. ...Read more

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