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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
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
I do: Not think so. Depends on intensity.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long do I need to wait after cholecystectomy to start doing different types of yoga asana again?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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