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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

Dr. James Chapman
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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 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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Do you know is yoga really a good workout?

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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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

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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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Why and how to cure low back pain after yoga workouts?

Why and how to cure low back pain after yoga workouts?

Stop yoga: Unless it's due to muscle soreness because of poor conditioning, stop any activity that's causing you significant pain and go consult your physician. ...Read more

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I exercise daily 6 days a week. But aftr wrkout hv a body pain like back smtimes or legs I also do yoga... But don't loose weight, ? Workout 1:15 minut

I exercise daily 6 days a week. But aftr wrkout hv a body pain like back smtimes or legs I also do yoga... But don't loose weight, ? Workout 1:15 minut

Big problem: At age 37 I applaud your desire to exercise. But I am concerned. Did you receive a complete physical exam ; blood tests before starting you workout? Are you eating a proper diet recommended by your physician? See him/her before you get into trouble. ...Read more

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Injured my thigh/buttock sprinting a month ago after a hard workout. Fine two days later but now dull pain is back in both. Hope it’s not discs nor sciatica. I do yoga and stretch often. Pain isn’t bad; just when I stretch, tho also sometimes walking?

Injured my thigh/buttock sprinting a month ago after a hard workout. Fine two days later but now dull pain is back in both. Hope it’s not discs nor sciatica. I do yoga and stretch often. Pain isn’t bad; just when I stretch, tho also sometimes walking?

You are right: You are right in thinking it could have potentially been a "sciatica" from your back. But even if it is, if you are improving, you could still potentially give it more time to see if it resolves. Sciatica can resolve. ...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

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

Likely benign lump: If this lump has remained unchanged for 5-6 years, it is almost certainly benign, and not cancerous. If it is not causing pain or other unpleasant symptoms, there is no need for exam, scans, or worry. This lump could be a cyst, or a benign tumor. If it is enlarging, or uncomfortable, it should be evaluated promptly by a urologist. ...Read more

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I eat healthy with a lots of fiber, protein and fat free dairy. I also workout and yoga. But I still get quite a bit bloating in my belly.

I eat healthy with a lots of fiber, protein and fat free dairy. I also workout and yoga. But I still get quite a bit bloating in my belly.

May be: The fat free dairy! Bloating like this is frequently due to dairy foods. Please remember that we are the only animals that drink the milk of another animal. It is also possible that bovine growth hormone, antibiotics or methods of processing are the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Why is yoga good for you?

Exercise: It allows you to stretch and tone while meditating. ...Read more

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Which yoga is good for me?

Which yoga is good for me?

Yoga is Healthy: All yoga is healthy. The only thing I could think otherwise is trying poses and stretches that are advanced too fast. But a good yoga instructor will watch out for this for you. ...Read more

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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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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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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 are good yoga stretches to do on a daily basis?

Yoga: First make sure your health is ok for yoga by seeing your doc. Then consider a few yoga classes somewhere. Upward Dog, Downward Dog, Sun Salutation, Table, Child, Cat, Dog, Dancer & Tree are all good postures. Do all gently and let your mind get a yoga workout as part of the process. Peace and good health. ...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

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Could anyone suggest me some good yoga exercises to improve posture?

Supermans: Lying on stomach and arching back and hold for 15 seconds. .. Chest and knees off ground about 3 inches... Aka supermans.... These help alot. ...Read more

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Yoga, how much is good in a day, and qigong, how many hours a day is advisable?

Yoga, how much is good in a day, and qigong, how many hours a day is advisable?

Yoga and Qigong: I commend you for practicing Yoga and qigong.
Feel good about your Physical, Mental, and Spiritual practice.
Feel Life energy flowing through you, in your environment, and in the universe.
Feel the Blessing s of your Body and Mind.
Feel Wonders of the Universe.
Have deep Gratitude for the Creator.
Focus on Meditation, Peace and Spirituality, not on time and duration of Yoga and Qigong. ...Read more

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What diet chart I should follow to loss weight fastest? I m almost 80 right now and I do yoga everyday but it will be good if I get a proper diet chart

What diet chart I should follow to loss weight fastest? I m almost 80 right now and I do yoga everyday but it will be good if I get a proper diet chart

Weight loss program: Weight loss
plan to lose no more than 2 pounds per week.  have a no carb breakfast such as eggs and lowfat cottage cheese a high-protein glucose control drink, such as boost or glucerna for lunch and a low-fat dinner.  walk 6 miles or run 3 miles per week and do a muscle toning routine as shown here: http://youtu. Be/aWLFAAlr_E8 ...Read more

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Good yoga programs on dvd?

Good yoga programs on dvd?

Look online: There are many excellent dvd's - but these days, there is amazing content on line at sites like yogaglo. Com and yogajournal. Com. You can select something in many different styles and time frames. ...Read more