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Doctor insights on: Crescent Moon Yoga Mat

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Could I use regular household cleaning wipes to clean my yoga mat?

Could I use regular household cleaning wipes to clean my yoga mat?

Cleaning: i would suggest that you use natural products to clean. Commercial products contain dangerous chemicals which can disrupt your hormones! Consider water and vinegar mixture. ...Read more

Dr. Wendy Askew
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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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When I stand up from laying on my back on my yoga mat, I have pain in the back of my head. What could this be?

When I stand up from laying on my back on my yoga mat, I have pain in the back of my head. What could this be?

Many possibilities: More information is needed in order to better assess the condition. Is it coming from your neck? Is it associated with any neurological deficits? How long does it last? ...Read more

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I bought some weights & a yoga mat at the store. But it says both of them might contain chemicals that causes cancer & other harm. Should I use them?

I bought some weights & a yoga mat at the store. But it says both of them might contain chemicals that causes cancer & other harm. Should I use them?

It may just be defen: Sounds like a defensive position taken by the manufacturer. There are very few materials in such articles that have any real risk of causing Cancer. other than asbestos I can not think of anything else. Just check with the place where you bought this material and ask what material is used in making these articles. Then we can help you. ...Read more

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How can yoga help you?

How can yoga help you?

Flexiblity, focus: Properly executed yoga can be a good way to gently stretch and strenghten muscles. It also can be mentally and physically relaxing . You can control the intensity of the pose as well, which can be a safeguard to injury. A qualified instructor is important at first. ...Read more

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Any tips for yoga at home?

Any tips for yoga at home?

Start slow: Start slow with basic positions, stretch well and have fun. ...Read more

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Good yoga home videos or dvds?

Good yoga home videos or dvds?

Several: There are several. Research and find the one that most fits your physical abilities. ...Read more

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How important is it to do yoga?

How important is it to do yoga?

Helpful: It's very helpful both physically and mentally. ...Read more

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Could yoga help you get taller?

Could yoga help you get taller?

You may be: More erect due to improved posture (but it won't make you actually grow taller). ...Read more

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Is yoga actually healthy for the body?

Is yoga actually healthy for the body?

21 reasons 2 do yoga: #12: Lessens inflammation. Chronic inflammation is linked with multiple health issues. Regular yoga practice, studies showed, tends to lower levels of cytokine associated with this. ...Read more

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How beneficial is yoga for your health?

How beneficial is yoga for your health?

Several ways: It provides for flexibility and core strengthening and if done right, meditation. ...Read more

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What can yoga and qigong have in common?

What can yoga and qigong have in common?

Eastern origins!: Yoga is traced back to ancient hindu philosophy, observation and theories of energy distribution in the body in india and qi gong, derives from ancient chinese philosophy, observation and theories about energy and it's distribution in the body. Both are considered 'alternative' perspectives to the western or greco-roman approach to these things so it's good have a liberal arts education 4 medicine. ...Read more

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What is yoga good for? & is it effective?

What is yoga good for? & is it effective?

21 reasons 2 do yoga: #17: Eases cancer recovery. According to one study, breast cancer patients who practiced yoga for up to three hours a week while undergoing radiation had a greater reduction in stress hormones than did patients who simply stretched or did neither. Ref. AARP, 5/2017. ...Read more

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What are the reasons that people do yoga?

What are the reasons that people do yoga?

21 reasons 2 do yoga: #21: Controls diabetes. Men with type 2 diabetes who practiced yoga for six months saw a substantial decrease in their blood glucose levels, a new study found. Ref: AARP, 5/2017 ...Read more

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Yoga for beginners. What do you recommend?

Yoga for beginners. What do you recommend?

Gentle: Take a gentle beginners yoga class near your home. Usually hatha yoga is quite gentle. Don't compete with anyone in the class. Often more advanced students take beginners classes to do more yoga. Just do what you can in class and don't worry about anyone else. ...Read more

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Is it good to do yoga or need to be guided?

Is it good to do yoga or need to be guided?

Class at first: as with most skills, learning from a good teacher helps considerably. Check and see if there are classes. Usually it realy is good for most people ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: yoga?

What is the definition or description of: yoga?

Body and mind : 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 called self-transcendence or enlightenment. ...Read more

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Can too much yoga really change you as a person?

Interesting ?: What do you mean by too much? And what kind of changes are you referring to? A regular practice of yoga will help you be more flexible in body, mind and spirit;; more centered as you go through life, less stressed, are these changes you do not want in your life? ...Read more

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Please explain what are the different types of yoga?

Many yoga styles: There are at least 8 basic types of yoga. Hatha is often a gentle intro to basic yoga postures. Iyengar pays very meticulous attention to correct alignment using props ; blankets, etc. Restorative is very calming, vinyasa or "flow" is much more active with one pose moving into another. Ashtanga is physically demanding. Bikram or "hot" yoga is done in heated rooms. http://tinyurl.com/oaul28d. ...Read more

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What are good yoga tips and postitions for beginner students?

Find a good teacher: To get the most benefit, find a good teacher so you learn to do it correctly. Many places have group classes that are economical. Also try your town recreational center and senior center. Some senior centers will allow younger people to attend classes. ...Read more