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Is it safe to do vinyasa yoga while pregnant?

Is it safe to do vinyasa yoga while pregnant?

Yes: Go for it! exercise and stretching are great for most pregnant women. Be aware your joints will loosen up due to a hormone called realxin that prepares your pelvis for birth. Yoga also helps build much needed core strength you need now caring the pregnancy and also afterwards toting your baby around. Finally, it's such a great stress reliever nourishing a balanced mind. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How safe is prenatal yoga class?

How safe is prenatal yoga class?

Quite.: Prenatal stretching and yoga classes should be a safe activity for most pregnant women without physical disabilities. Non-contact, low impact sports and activities such as stationary bike, treadmill, walking and swimming are ideal during pregnancy to maintain muscle tone and keep the cardiovascular system in good shape in anticipation of labor and delivery. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do Bikram yoga and lift on the same day?

Is it safe to do Bikram yoga and lift on the same day?

Let's get an expert!: This is a question for an exercise physiologist! bikram yoga is high-intensity yoga done in a very warm room. It can be very dehydrating, so you must drink plenty of fluids to replace your sweat output. The only way i could imagine the two activities together would be to separate them by hours, and to hydrate extremely well. Hopefully, an expert will weigh in here! careful with "yoga in the oven!". ...Read more

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Is yoga safe to practice with bulging, degenerated and herniated discs?

Is yoga safe to practice with bulging, degenerated and herniated discs?

Don't do it if it hu: Everyone is different. In general if you don't have pain when you assume the yoga position it is safe. If you ave pain stop. ...Read more

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Hi there. Is vinyasa yoga more appropriate before after an intense cardio workout? (Wrestling, Mauy Thai, Jui Jitsu)

Hi there. Is vinyasa yoga more appropriate before after an intense cardio workout? (Wrestling, Mauy Thai, Jui Jitsu)

Warm up vs cool down: Active warm up is ideal prior to intense workouts. Depending upon how aggressive your yoga routine is, it might serve as warm up. With that said, cooling down is also a good idea after intense exercise too. Bottom line, there's no proof that any specific exercise routine is better than another for warm up or cool down, aside from general statements. ...Read more

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Is yoga safe to do after c-sec 3 months pp?

Is yoga safe to do after c-sec 3 months pp?

Listen to your body: Exercising a few months after a surgical procedure such as a C-section should pose no health risk as long as you are otherwise healthy. Listen to your body and re-evaluate your routine for abnormal pains or fatigue. ...Read more

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Is it more beneficial to do vinyasa yoga before or after running?

Is it more beneficial to do vinyasa yoga before or after running?

I would do : Both if time permits. It really doesn't matter as long as you have time in the world. Good for you! god bless u! with me i spend 8 hours with my patients, 4 hours honing my golf game and 4 minutes of ecstacy with my loved one! ...Read more

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What makes jivamukti yoga more beneficial than other forms of vinyasa yoga?

What makes jivamukti yoga more beneficial than other forms of vinyasa yoga?

Scientists need to: see data and research to give opinions on things such as various forms of yoga. It is generally agreed that yoga is a healthy thing for circulation, muscle strength, breathing, mood, etc. Beyond that we would need studies. Look it the impact of the two types of yoga on your life and perhaps you can make a determination that way. Peace and good health. Shanti. ...Read more

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Is it better for your body to do vinyasa yoga then run 2 miles immediately after or vice versa?

Is it better for your body to do vinyasa yoga then run 2 miles immediately after or vice versa?

There is no differen: There is no difference and it is a personal choice.Some people prefer before and some after, both have same effect. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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