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Doctor insights on: Ashtanga Yoga Postures

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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

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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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?

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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Any yoga posture to increase height ? When and how long should I do yoga?

Any yoga posture to increase height ? When and how long should I do yoga?

No: no way to increase height through Yoga, It is a good exercise but height is determined by genes and hormones not Yoga ...Read more

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Can yoga make ur posture better than any other exercise?

Can yoga make ur posture better than any other exercise?

No: Yoga is a great routine to connect mental and physical attributes. There are many other exercises that contribute to improved posture. Yoga is not "better than any other exercise". Consider the best routine for your specific body type, mental status, schedule and ease. Make your choice of exercise a part of your routine and stick with it. Enjoy the all the benefits. ...Read more

Posture (Definition)

Posture is the position of your body, or ...Read more