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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. Janice Alexander
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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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I had a lumpectomy and the dr said i needed to wear supportive bras. Are yoga bras or sport bras supportive?

I had a lumpectomy and the dr said i needed to wear supportive bras. Are yoga bras or sport bras supportive?

It depends: It depends on the bra itself and your size. I think the doctor just means don't use an old funky bra that doesn't hold you up against gravity. ...Read more

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I have a plantar wart. Should i wear flipflops or drop yoga?

I have a plantar wart. Should i wear flipflops or drop yoga?

Wear socks or shoes: No reason to drop yoga! get your wart treated by podiatry to avoid further spread not to yoga-mates but to other parts of you and your foot. Because yoga requires good balance and stances, i would not recommend flip flops to class but rather vibram five fingers or other "barefoot" shoe (several brands available). ...Read more

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Stress incontinence and gym. What can I wear that wont show through yoga pants?

Stress incontinence and gym. What can I wear that wont show through yoga pants?

A plug: There are incontinence plugs. You could also just where a pad, if it shows through your pants then they are too tight and other things are probably showing too. ...Read more