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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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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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

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I GT spex bt I don wana wear spex or contacts ..Bt I do eye xercises yoga nd daily nd hve healthy food as wel.So NT wearng spex vl increase ma no?

I GT spex bt I don wana wear spex or  contacts ..Bt I do eye xercises yoga nd daily nd hve healthy food as wel.So NT wearng spex vl increase ma no?

All good, but ...: The need for glasses is due to physical problems with the curvature, length, or focusing ability of the eye. These things cannot be changed by eye exercises, good nutrition, or nutritional supplements. Of course, good nutrition is important, and this may help prevent some eye problems later in life. ...Read more

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I wore heels for 3 hrs being on my feet. the next day my big toe hurt badly. I don't usually wear heels. What could be wrong and should I stop yoga?

I wore heels for 3 hrs being on my feet. the next day my big toe hurt badly. I don't usually wear heels. What could be wrong and should I stop yoga?

Heels are normally: very hard on all parts of the body from the toes up to the hips. Limit exposure to wearing heels unless there is a compelling reason not to. I'm surprised only your big toe is aching. Heels put pressure on muscles in ways not designed, and mess with blood circulation to boot. BTW, what does this have to do with yoga? Continue with that... ...Read more

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I have feet with Hallux rigidus. My doctor will only operate me if I wear specially cut or large shoes. Is this ok and am I allowed to practice yoga?

I have feet with Hallux rigidus. My doctor will only operate me if I wear specially cut or large shoes. Is this ok and am I allowed to practice yoga?

Hallux Limitus / Yog: Hallux Limitus and Yoga do not mix very well. Hallux Limits/Rigidus is a local arthritic condition of the big toe joint, that causes difficulty with many activities including Yoga. Orthotics, physical therapy and shoe modifications are all options. Surgery is always a last resort but is very effective in the right surgeons hands. You can practice Yoga to your tolerance level. Good Luck ...Read more

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What is yoga?

What is yoga?

Many varieties: Yoga is a Hindu discipline of various techniques to integrate mind, body and spirit, improve physical health and grow spiritually. There are many types of yoga. Hatha yoga, the stretches that improve physical health, is very popular but the forms that emphasize meditation and breathing are also very beneficial. See http://tinyurl.com/q5mrqxv for more detailed descriptions of diff. types of yoga. ...Read more

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What is hatha yoga?

Exercise Yoga: Hatha yoga is a popular, holistic yoga style/path that includes many core strengthening and stablization exercises, stress reduction techniques with emphasis on postures, purification, gestures, breathing, and meditation. ...Read more

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What is chair yoga?

What is chair yoga?

What is Yoga ?: This is the primary question. The chair is the prop. The meaning of yoga in itself is touch the divine self. And the practice of yoga are different ways to tap into the Divine self. One of the best books to read to try really understands what yoga is and what yogis are is the Bhagavad-Gita ...Read more