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Doctor insights on: Benefits Of Pranayama Workouts

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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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 ?

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 more

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Should I do pranayama(breathing exrecises including Kapalbhati) before or after doing workout and lifting weights in the gym?

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

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What are the medical benefits of yoga?

What are the medical benefits of yoga?

21 reasons 2 do yoga: #11: Relieves headaches. Researchers found that headache frequency and intensity are reduced significantly with yoga therapy. Ref: AARP, 5/2017. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of yoga for men?

What are the benefits of yoga for men?

Same as women: Yoga is very good for healthy stretching for flexibility and balance and also can serve as a form of meditation for stress management. ...Read more

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Is yoga good after a workout or before?

Is yoga good after a workout or before?

Both: Both is a great stretching and balancing activity that can be added before and after other exercises. ...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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Do you know is yoga really a good workout?

Yes, yoga is great: Yoga can be a great workout. It depends on what style you do, you can do an aerobic style or you can do a gentle style for stretching and strengthening. If you were only going to do one type of exercise, yoga could be a great choice. ...Read more

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Can Kundalini yoga give you a good full body workout?

Yes: Kundalini yoga is an excellent full body work out. It is a form of yoga that focuses on the breath as well as the movement. It also has a large spiritual component as well. Overall a great workout and stress reliever. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can yoga exercise benefit children?

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

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Is yoga a good substitute if you don't have time for a real workout?

Yoga is real: Yoga is a real workout! have you seen some of the stands (especially the hand stands)? You have to be trim, toned and well muscled (much like a gymnast). Pilates is another "real workout". ...Read more

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If I do yoga everyday for a month, what will change in me? What are the benefits?

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

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Can you tell me the typical health benefits to taking a yoga class?

Can you tell me the typical health benefits to taking a yoga class?

Many: It will help with your stress, blood pressure, posture, flexibility and many many other benefits. Check this article about the benefits of yoga: http://otwithmd.Com/7-yoga-benefits/. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can yoga b a good workout for pregnant women?

Can yoga b a good workout for pregnant women?

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 more

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What are the health benefits and potential issues from Bikram yoga?

What are the health benefits and potential issues from Bikram yoga?

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

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Are the benefits of meditation and general stretching included in yoga and pilates?

Are the benefits of meditation and general stretching included in yoga and pilates?

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

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I was wondering what are the health benefits of doing yoga and Pilates 2-4 times a week?

I was wondering what are the health benefits of doing yoga and Pilates 2-4 times a week?

Plenty!: Yoga and pilates have been shown to lower stress, lower blood pressure, decrease incidences of falling and incidences of injuries, and improve overall cardiovascular health. It has even been suggested to help osteoarthritis, pain syndromes, and digestion. Keep it up! ...Read more

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Is this a good workout plan? Walk 30 min each day plus weights 5 min plus yoga one day per week

Is this a good workout plan? Walk 30 min each day plus weights 5 min plus yoga one day per week

Yes: It is recommended that we have 150min/week of exercise so that's a great beginning. As you become stronger you may want to add weights or increase the speed at which you do your exercises to continue improving your health. ...Read more