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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. 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


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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