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Doctor insights on: Ashtanga Retreat

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Will practicing ashtanga help me stay relaxed more easily?

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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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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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

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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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How can I lose weight in a week and a half for a retreat?

How can I lose weight in a week and a half for a retreat?

Don't rush it. : Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed if you desire to lose weight. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determine calories burned for over 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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I lived in Dubai for 18 years I was never afraid to drive but sin I moved to Canada 3 years ago even just thinking of driving makes me scared I promise myself that I am going to do that but as soon as I wake up in the morning I retreat ?

I lived in Dubai for 18 years I was never afraid to drive but sin  I moved to Canada 3 years ago even just thinking of driving makes me scared I promise myself that I am going to do that but as soon as I wake up in the morning I retreat ?

Time for help: It sounds like you're having some adjustment problems coupled with a bit of phobic fear. Try calling a local psychologist who specializes in phobias, fears and traumas. This treatment may help you overcome your final acculturation issues. Good luck! ...Read more

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Before I qualify for a second ablation procedure to re-treat AF, do I need to be in a state of constant or persistant AF? How is persistant defined?

Before I qualify for a second ablation procedure to re-treat AF, do I need to be in a state of constant or persistant AF? How is persistant defined?

Depends: It depends in part on how far out from your first procedure you are, whether or not you are taking anti arrhythmic medications and whether or not you are symptomatic. Persistent AF is simply AF lasting more than 7 days. It is not uncommon to have recurrent AF in the first few months after ablation and still be arrhythmia free in the long term but you will need to be followed closely. ...Read more

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Why am I farting so much this past few days after company retreat?

Why am I farting so much this past few days after company retreat?

Diet changes: Excess flatulence is usually the result of dietary changes. Of course beans increase flatulence. But also consumption of lots of vegetables and starchy foods. Probiotics such as are found in yogurt may help reduce flatus. ...Read more

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Is there a fasting retreat that can help with stress and anxiety relief?

Is there a fasting retreat that can help with stress and anxiety relief?

Tree of Life: Depending on your budget, the tree of life rejuvenation center in patagonia az is one such option. It's the only physician-led one that i know. Here's a link to the site: http://www.Treeoflife.Nu/. ...Read more

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After a re-treat on a root canal only 3 months old-- will lthe crown be saved?

After a re-treat on a root canal only 3 months old-- will lthe crown be saved?

Yes: If the crown is good and cemented in the retx of root canal can be done thru the top of the crown and then filled with a tooth colored filling. ...Read more

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I have cystitis and it won't go away! lots of e coli on repeat cultures. No symptoms. Treat and retreat?

I have cystitis and it won't go away! lots of e coli on repeat cultures. No symptoms. Treat and retreat?

See urologist: If these are cath specimens, the you need a urologic workup to rule out stones, polyps, fistula etc. If these were "clean catch " specimens, it may be a contaminant and not truly a uti. In any case, you probably should see a urologist. ...Read more

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I have been getting styes. Can they be an allergic reaction to something? I got the first one while I was on a retreat

I have been getting styes. Can they be an allergic reaction to something? I got the first one while I was on a retreat

Not allergic in: origin but may be because of poor kid hygiene or blepharitis. Use warm compresses for 15 mins. 4 times a day, and have your kids checked by your eye doctor. The oil glands need attention! You may have a poor tear film and dry eyes if you don't take care of it. Treat it, and it'll go away! If not, get help soon. ...Read more

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How often should I retreat lice with over-the-counter medication?

How often should I retreat lice with over-the-counter medication?

Give it a week: I commonly retreat any infestation a week after primary treatment to catch any stragglers that may have been missed or emerged from eggs in the interim. ...Read more

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If both my partner and I were treated for gonareha our condom broke during sex 5 days later do we need too be re treated?

If both my partner and I were treated for gonareha our condom broke during sex 5 days later do we need too be re treated?

Here are some...: You may just wait and see as long as being free of STD-related symptoms. Besides empirical care for chlamydia at treating gonorrhea is advised because their coexistence is common. More on Life Reality, go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Best wish to health and happiness.... ...Read more

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I want to go on an ayahuasca retreat but I am on 40 mg of citalopram a day . How long do I have to stop the medication before I can interact with it?

I want to go on an ayahuasca retreat but I am on 40 mg of citalopram a day . How long do I have to stop the medication before I can interact with it?

At least 2 weeks: Ayahuasca can have very profound psychospiritual benefits & can help some people to overcome depression. However, as a MAO inhibitor it can have serious interactions with many drugs & one must also avoid many foods before using. Combining ayahuasca with citalopram can cause serotonin syndrome. Experts advise stopping citalopram for at least 2 weeks prior. See http://ayahuascasafety.org/?page_id=13 ...Read more

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