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Benefits Of Pranayama Workouts
I eat healthy food everyday and workout everyday (walking, dancing, strength, cardio, yoga, kickboxing) but what is the benefit of doing that?I am 18
The benefit: Is that, all things being equal, you will remain fit. ...Read more
I workout in gym for 1 hour and after taking 10 minute rest , I do pranayama for 1 hour. Is this OK or should I do pranayam first and then gym ?
Pranayama, Exercise: I commend you for workout in the gym and doing Pranayama. Prana means life force and yama means to control the Prana, with different breathing techniques. Workout in Gym keeps your Heart healthy and controls the weight. It is preferable to do pranayama after the exercise for relaxation and Peace. Health is Wealth! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I do pranayama(breathing exrecises including Kapalbhati) before or after doing workout and lifting weights in the gym?
Exercise: Surely breathing and stretching before and after cardio or weight lifting is excellent. You will have to gauge how long before and after your workouts you have to dedicate. Keep up the good work! ...Read more
Yoga ; kids: Yoga can start kids early in improving balance, strength, and flexibility. They can learn to calm their stress in a hurry-up world. Kids naturally love to move, and love to play. It's helpful for them to have a non-competitive way to move their bodies, especially for kids who are shy or who feel physically awkward. There are parent-child yoga classes which increase parent-child bonding too. ...Read more
Lots: It's hard to say. I don't know anyone who has ever had regrets for doing yoga everyday. Yoga can change a lot in you emotionally, physically and spiritually. It does depend on how you practice and what you want out of it. The benefits can be enormous if you do it sensitively. Good luck. ...Read more
I read that it takes up to a year after doing vinyasa yoga in order to see results. Are there any short term, health benefits of doing vinyasa yoga?
Yes: It depends on what you mean by "results, " of course, but some people report feeling calmer, more centered, more connected, more flexible, in less pain, less distracted and so on after one session. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Yoga can be a great workout for pregnant women. It can prepare you for childbirth by strengthening your muscles, stretching, breathing, and concentration, as well as keep you healthier during pregnancy. However, there are some kinds of yoga (hot yoga, for example) and yoga poses you should avoid. Some women also have high risk pregnancies and should not do yoga. Talk to your OB first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Helps some issues: Bikram yoga, other kinds of yoga, and other physical and mental therapies, can all help with relaxing the mind and the body. Yoga poses can help with stretching muscles, improving flexibility an mobility, decreasing stiffness, removing pain, improving balance, etc... If done with a knowledgeable teacher, each person might be able to find additional benefits, which can vary from person to person. ...Read more
Yes: If appropriately practiced, i would think so. Impossible to predict in a particular case, and even more, lacking serious scientific studies (...How to measure this accurately? How to replicate a study?) it is hard to guarantee it though. But no doubt, if your dr approves it, go ahead. It should be healthy and good for you. I admire your willingness to explore and analize good things ! congrats. ...Read more