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Doctor insights on: Kundalini Yoga And Pregnancy

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Prenatal yoga classes in any way risky?

Prenatal yoga classes in any way risky?

Not likely: unless you had specific complications that would contraindicate physical activity. Prenatal Yoga will teach techniques (ujjayi) to enable you to breath deeply & to relax. This is calming & will help face the demands of labor & delivery. It works to maintain flexibility, muscle tone, balance & circulation. Poses used are safe & designed to have low joint impact. Best when combined with low -impact ...Read more

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Are the benefits of meditation and general stretching included in yoga and pilates?

Are the benefits of meditation and general stretching included in yoga and pilates?

Yes: If appropriately practiced, i would think so. Impossible to predict in a particular case, and even more, lacking serious scientific studies (...How to measure this accurately? How to replicate a study?) it is hard to guarantee it though. But no doubt, if your dr approves it, go ahead. It should be healthy and good for you. I admire your willingness to explore and analize good things ! congrats. ...Read more

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Can Kundalini yoga give you a good full body workout?

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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What are good weight-lifting exercises in pregnancy?

What are good weight-lifting exercises in pregnancy?

Talk to your OB: Everyone is different. Exercises during pregnancy that are safe for one person may not be for others. You should discuss this with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Is Bikram yoga a good osteopenia exercise?

Yoga is good: What are your goals? If you are worried about your bone density, then would focus on weight bearing exercise. Yoga is a good exercise in general and definitely activates the muscles as well so would be good for you. Would also consider adding in some light weighttraining as well. ...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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Are there safe ways to exercise my abdominal muscles in pregnancy?

Are there safe ways to exercise my abdominal muscles in pregnancy?

Yes: Rather than doing sit ups or crunches, you go do isometric exercises which won't impinge on the baby or hurt your back. The american college of ob/gyn has a webpage: http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp119.Cfm as does webmd: http://www.Webmd.Com/baby/guide/exercise-during-pregnancy which both outline safe exercises in pregnancy, as well as times when exercise should be avoided. ...Read more

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What's the proper breathing technique for Bikram yoga?

What's the proper breathing technique for Bikram yoga?

Bikram Yoga: Working with a bikram-certified yoga teacher in the moment is the best way to learn the breathing techniques needed. S/he should give proper instructions. In some poses you are breathing normally, but keeping your lungs 80% full at all times; in others like forward bends you are exhaling completely. Pairing the breath with the pose being done is key. http://tinyurl.com/nfc6aqg. ...Read more

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Is iyengar yoga really effective in helping me control my breathing and circulation?

Is iyengar yoga really effective in helping me control my breathing and circulation?

See below: Any yoga practice can help you learn to control your breathing which is called pranayama. Movement in yoga certainly can get your heart pumping and improve your exercise tolerance and your ability to extract oxygen and other nutrients from your blood and gastrointestinal system. I do not think there is any particular advantage of iyengar over other forms. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some yoga tips for managing anxiety and cultivating positive energy?

I was wondering what are some yoga tips for managing anxiety and cultivating positive energy?

Practice : Yoga can be a great way to manage anxiety. Whatever gets you to practice is the place to start. Find a teacher that makes sense to you. The next step is about moving towards meditating in your practice. If you can learn to tolerate uncomfortable feelings on your mat you can translate that into other areas of your life. Know it takes time. Keep practicing. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can yoga b a good workout for pregnant women?

Can yoga b a good workout for pregnant women?

Yes, but...: Yoga can be a great workout for pregnant women. It can prepare you for childbirth by strengthening your muscles, stretching, breathing, and concentration, as well as keep you healthier during pregnancy. However, there are some kinds of yoga (hot yoga, for example) and yoga poses you should avoid. Some women also have high risk pregnancies and should not do yoga. Talk to your OB first. ...Read more

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Good yoga home videos or dvds?

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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Can pregnant people do Bikram yoga?

Can pregnant people do Bikram yoga?

Yes: Bikram yoga can be enjoyed by many people, including those who are pregnant. Seek yoga studios and instructors who specialize in prenatal bikram yoga. ...Read more

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I am in Rhythm with AF and on Flecainide. Is moderate exercise dangerous eg Dancing, Yoga, Pilates, Long walks etc.

I am in Rhythm with AF and on Flecainide. Is moderate exercise dangerous eg Dancing, Yoga, Pilates, Long walks etc.

See details: Ask your cardiologist not someone who has no access to your medical records and cannot examine you. ...Read more

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Are kegel exercises good to do in pregnancy?

Are kegel exercises good to do in pregnancy?

Yes: Firstly, it's safe to do Kegel exercises during pregnancy. The question remains: Does doing them make any difference? Certainly, performing the exercises won't hurt you or the baby. The goal of the exercises is to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor. By doing these exercises, it may allow you to protect your pelvic floor, improve your ability to push & possibly reduce the chance for tearing. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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