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Is lotus birthing safe?

Is lotus birthing safe?

NO SCINTIFIC STUDIES: There are no scintific studies done to decide its safety to my knowledge.But according to some it may not be safe for the infant as there may be overload of blood and cause the baby some problems.Onthe other side the proponents of lotus borth feel it is better for the baby. ...Read more

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Do you have to be double jointed to do the lotus?

Do you have to be double jointed to do the lotus?

See below: First things first. There is no such thing as being "double jointed". This is a popular term for people who are very flexible. Some people have conditions with abnormal collagen and their joints are much too loose to the point of being unstable. In general, some people can do lotus very easily (my wife and some people will never be able to do lotus (me) despite the fact that i practice yoga alot. ...Read more

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What is the likely cause of my knee pain on arising from lotus position?

What is the likely cause of my knee pain on arising from lotus position?

Lotus ?: I would love to help you out, however, i must be more general in the fact that I am really not sure what the lotus position is. Any knee pain upon certain motion would really require the minimum of an x-ray and an examination did develop an educated opinion. Must be related to joint cartilage, ligament (4 major), menicus pad (2), knee cap, bursa, or even referred from hip. Get checked. ...Read more

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Is gingkgo leaf , lotus leaf , coix seed safe to take and are there any side effects?

Is gingkgo leaf , lotus leaf , coix seed safe to take and are there any side effects?

It depends: Most items are either safe or unsafe to ingest depending on the dose. Supplements like the ones you list are not regulated like medicines are in the US, and so the dose you get can not be assured. The other question one should ask about supplement besides safety and side effects, is do the provide benefit? The answer to this depends greatly on the supplement taken. ...Read more

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I am doing a serious diet to loose weight; please let me know is it ideal to eat lotus stem vegetable in my dieting? Suggest me good answer?

I am doing a serious diet to loose weight; please let me know is it ideal to eat lotus stem vegetable in my dieting? Suggest me good answer?

Good choice: There's nothing magic about any particular food while dieting. You'll want to get sufficient nutrients while keeping calories low. Keeping what you eat interesting will help you stick with the diet. Don't overlook the value of staying aerobically fit while you're dieting -- exercising will help your brain send you the right messages about what and how much to eat. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I was stretching for lotus position in yoga and i heard a pop in my left knee and now it hurts on the outside of my left knee?

I was stretching for lotus position in yoga and i heard a pop in my left knee and now it hurts on the outside of my left knee?

See below: This is a problem with this particular pose which can put a lot of stress on the ligaments of the knee. Many people (including myself) cannot do a full lotus pose; their hips are not open enough which ends up putting a lot of stress on the knees. You may have torn your lateral collateral ligament. See an orthopedist or a physiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more