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Is hot yoga bad for health?

Is hot yoga bad for health?

It might not be: the best. A person's heart rate and core body temperature climbs significantly during a 90 minute hot yoga session, but your metabolic rate (the amount of calorie burning) rises about as much as if you were walking briskly. Women, on average, burn 330 calories, but your heart rate is quite high for that amount of work. The amount of perspiration may also sweat out sodium and potassium.Not the best ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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 hot yoga good for health?

Is hot yoga good for health?

As part of a healthy: lifestyle. If the underpinning question is one of 'how do I live in such a way that I take good care of my self?' - hot yoga may for some people provide part of the answer. Some of the potential virtues include time to notice (and stretch) parts of our body we ordinarily pay little attention to. Time to focus on body, to be present, mindful. Opportunity to develop our core strength and flexibility ...Read more

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Does hot yoga negatively effect fertility?

Does hot yoga negatively effect fertility?

I do not think so: In 2000 harvard medical school dr domar, published the results of a study in fertility and sterility that showed women who participated in her program which included relaxation and yoga were almost three times more likely to get pregnant than women who didn't. ...Read more

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Can i do hot yoga on accutane or will this hurt my skin?

Can i do hot yoga on accutane or will this hurt my skin?

Yes: Do all the yoga you want. Exercise is good for the body, soul and the skin. It does not interact with accutane. ...Read more

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How many calories can you burn during an hour and a half of Bikram (hot) yoga?

How many calories can you burn during an hour and a half of Bikram (hot) yoga?

From 500 - 750: Bikram yoga burns about 3 time as much as hatha; and total calories burned depend on bodyweight - the heavier the individual, the higher ther calorie burn. Bikram is more aerobic in its activity than hatha, contributing to the burn. However, running at 6mph burns twice the calories of bikram in the same time period. ...Read more

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I am 32 years old, very active and workout 4 to 5 times a week doing hot yoga or basketball. I have had a lump or bump on my left testicle for at least 5 to 6 years I noticed it shaving in the shower back then but was too embarrassed to go get it check an

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I am 32 years old, very active and workout 4 to 5 times a week doing hot yoga or basketball. I have had a lump or bump on my left testicle for at least 5 to 6 years I noticed it shaving in the shower back then but was too embarrassed to go get it check an

Here are some ...: Your described concern on a lump in left side of sac is most likely harmless as demonstrated over 5-6 yrs and just a sebaceous cyst, which may grow in size at widely various pace; it's advisable to do nothing unless it bothers you mentally or physically or it may become infected. Besides, I would like to congratulate you for being transformed to be a health-conscious man. ...Read more

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Cracked ribs (cartilage) grappling last week. Will stretching it out with hot yoga help the healing process or slow it down?

Cracked ribs (cartilage) grappling last week.  Will stretching it out with hot yoga help the healing process or slow it down?

Frequent and: excessive motion across a fracture point in a bone will slow healing. However ribs usually do well because they are naturally splinted well by surrounding musculature. Try your approach but let pain be the guide to tell you to back away. ...Read more