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I workout in gym for 1 hour and after taking 10 minute rest , I do pranayama for 1 hour. Is this OK or should I do pranayam first and then gym ?

I workout in gym for 1 hour and after taking 10 minute rest ,  I do pranayama for 1 hour. Is this OK or should I do pranayam first and then gym ?

Pranayama, Exercise: I commend you for workout in the gym and doing Pranayama. Prana means life force and yama means to control the Prana, with different breathing techniques. Workout in Gym keeps your Heart healthy and controls the weight. It is preferable to do pranayama after the exercise for relaxation and Peace. Health is Wealth! ...Read more

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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 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

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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 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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Should I do pranayama(breathing exrecises including Kapalbhati) before or after doing workout and lifting weights in the gym?

Should I do pranayama(breathing exrecises including Kapalbhati) before or after doing workout and lifting weights in the gym?

Exercise: Surely breathing and stretching before and after cardio or weight lifting is excellent. You will have to gauge how long before and after your workouts you have to dedicate. Keep up the good work! ...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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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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For the past 2 weeks i feel really tired and weak and after I do yoga or work out its even worse?

For the past 2 weeks i feel really tired and   weak and after I do yoga  or work out its even worse?

Drink more fluid: Most people who work out do not drink enough water. Don't drink the sports drinks- too many calories- just water. ...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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What muscles do the triangle pose in yoga work out?

See below: If done with proper alignment, trikonasana (triangle pose) will work your hip extensors including buttock muscles and hamstrings, core abdominal and back muscles and provide an excellent stretch to your obliques. ...Read more

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My AAA is 3.5 cm. What kind of work out can I do? Is Yoga OK? Can I do bend and stretches and crunches? Thanks.

My AAA is 3.5 cm. What kind of work out can I do? Is Yoga OK? Can I do bend and stretches and crunches? Thanks.

See CV surgeon: i would ask a surgeon this question. it is important you get an answer from someone who has seen you and seen the CT scan and felt the AAA. ...Read more

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I had key hole laparoscopy surgery 7 weeks ago. Can I back to my gym routine? Like stretching, Yoga, Abs work out, Jogging, etc. Pls advise thank you

I had key hole laparoscopy surgery 7 weeks ago. Can I back to my gym routine? Like stretching, Yoga, Abs work out, Jogging, etc. Pls advise thank you

Depends.: Everyone heals at a different rate. Seven wks seems sufficient time for you to slowly return to your previous activities, but to be safe see your surgeon for a post op exam to clear you ...Read more

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I am 18, and female. I have started to work out often. When i stretch or do yoga my skin becomes very itchy in the part that is being stretched. Why?

I am 18, and female. I have started to work out often. When i stretch or do yoga my skin becomes very itchy in the part that is being stretched. Why?

Dry skin: Your skin might be dry, and it's winter, try to bathe prior, preferably with a moisturizer soap, pat your skin dry, don't smear it dry, and moisturize your skin immediately, drink a lot of water before and during excersing, good luck. ...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 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

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Here are some ...: Your described concern on a lump in left side of sac is most likely harmless as demonstrated over 5-6 yrs and just a sebaceous cyst, which may grow in size at widely various pace; it's advisable to do nothing unless it bothers you mentally or physically or it may become infected. Besides, I would like to congratulate you for being transformed to be a health-conscious man. ...Read more

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