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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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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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Which is better at preventing cellulite , performing martial arts or dancing Hip Hop?

Which is better at preventing cellulite , performing martial arts or dancing Hip Hop?

Both: heavy exercise or vigorous activities of any kind will help the condition known as cellulite. Cellulite describes the appearance of the tissues and can be avoided by staying at your ideal body weight and staying active. Enjoy! ...Read more

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5yo kid slightly overweight, weight 24 kg, height 120 cm. recently joined to dance classes, doing simple yoga, aerobics dance at home, will it help?

5yo kid slightly overweight, weight 24 kg, height 120 cm. recently joined to dance classes, doing simple yoga, aerobics dance at home, will it help?

Good work!: Increasing aerobic exercise is a great way to start a fitness habit that will help your child now and possibly for life. Making movement fun is a tremendous help. ...Read more

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Boy 9mo actual, 6.5mo adjusted asymmetric IUGR. Sitting independent, good balance, hates tummy time, won't roll. Rolled only handful of times. Help!

 Boy 9mo actual, 6.5mo adjusted asymmetric IUGR. Sitting independent, good balance, hates tummy time, won't roll. Rolled only handful of times. Help!

Discuss with babydoc: There is more going on here than can be posed in the space provided. The best resource for help is the pediatrician that has been regularly seeing your child. Discuss with them your concerns. They know your baby's history and they also have knowledge of available resources in your general area. They will be able to assess your baby's development and offer appropriate referrals necessary. ...Read more

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Please explain why is relaxation of the quadriceps muscle critical to obtaining 90 degrees of flexion from lightly restricted 50 to 60 degrees of flexion?

Please explain why is relaxation of the quadriceps muscle critical to obtaining 90 degrees of flexion from lightly restricted 50 to 60 degrees of flexion?

It's because the--: -quad contracts as U try to Flex.U need 2 block it out of the equation. My trick was 2 have U sit on a couch cushion that U pull out so when U flex, U squeeze the cushion with Ur hams. Do this & U will see the quad doesn't contract. Another way is 2 sit on the couch and drag Ur heel toward U with hard downward force as if trying 2 make a trench. This also will stop the quad from contracting, ...Read more

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Beginner with stretching & yoga, what to do?

Beginner with stretching & yoga, what to do?

Listen to Your Body: Go Slow. Listen to your body. If it hurts, back off slightly. Be sure to stay hydrated, epsom salt baths afterwards may help from keeping sore. Also, bodywork such as chiropractic, acupuncture and massage may be helpful to assure proper alignment, and avoid stressing any one part of anatomy more than necessary. ...Read more

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Fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling, is this healthy?

Fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling, is this healthy?

All things in moder: all things in moderation. in general the american college of cardiology recommend 60 minutes of get-your-heart-rate-up exercise 5 days/wk if you're in shape - 90 minutes if you're not. that being said - "extreme" athleticism might be bad for you and shorten your life. (100 mile marathon runs, climbing mount everest) ...Read more

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SCA Familial diagnosed. How beneficial is gym based weight exercises? age 65, mobile, tremor in r hand. Lack full confident balance when walking.

SCA Familial diagnosed. How beneficial is gym based weight exercises? age 65, mobile, tremor in r hand. Lack full confident balance when walking.

Ataxia AND confidenc: Clinical Manifestations of Hereditary Ataxia Clinical manifestations of hereditary ataxia are poor coordination of movement and a wide-based, uncoordinated, unsteady gait. Poor coordination of the limbs and of speech (dysarthria) are often present. Hereditary ataxia may result from one or any combination of the following: Dysfunction of the cerebellum and its associated systems Lesions in the spinal cord Peripheral sensory loss Establishing the Diagnosis of Hereditary Ataxia Establishing the diagnosis of hereditary ataxia requires the following: Detection on neurologic examination of typical clinical symptoms and signs including poorly coordinated gait and finger/hand movements, often associated with dysarthria and nystagmus Documenting the hereditary nature by the presence of: A positive family history of ataxia; A causative (i.e., pathogenic) allelic variant or variants one of the many genes associated with hereditary ataxia; A clinical phenotype characteristic of a genetic form of ataxia. Note: In some individuals with no family history of ataxia it may not be possible to establish a genetic cause if results of all available genetic tests are normal. ...Read more

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Could people with essential tremors do periodic exercises? like gym, martial arts, soccer... What the influence of the bad alimentation on et?

Could people with essential tremors do periodic exercises? like gym, martial arts, soccer... What the influence of the bad alimentation on et?

Having an Essential: Tremor doesn't mean that you can't have a full and active life. Now - if you have another serious medical condition that is impacting your ability to be physically active - would ask your physician about limitations. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of doing aikido over another martial art?

What are the benefits of doing aikido over another martial art?

Can be weak: "aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires very little physical strength"( taken from wikipedia) it has a philosophic and spiritualmunder pinning. ...Read more

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Any tips on good stretching techniques, full body preferably?

Any tips on good stretching techniques,  full body preferably?

With : Access to the internet you can research any and all stretching techniques available. Also yoga and other classes perform great stretching guidelines. Find what fits you best. ...Read more

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Training to lose weight + gain muscle. Do you recommend the following supplement: douglas preventive x? Rated 5 stars in nutrisearch comparative guide

Training to lose weight + gain muscle. Do you recommend the following supplement: douglas preventive x? Rated 5 stars in nutrisearch comparative guide

It's your money: This is a pricey vitamin-mineral preparation, with betaine (you decide, it's got some effects) and a couple of metals such as vanadium the only stuff you're not likely to find in a cheap chain-pharmacy daily tablet. I'd have trouble telling you they're worth the money. It'll be far more pleasant even short-run to male-bond with some gymrats and work yourself super-hard. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm kalyan 21yrs by this nov12.I'm just 5'7.I want to increase "will kicking, stretching exercises, inversion exercise, hanging, jumping increase my heigh?

I'm kalyan 21yrs by this nov12.I'm just 5'7.I want to increase "will kicking, stretching exercises, inversion exercise, hanging, jumping increase my heigh?

No: I know of nothing that will increase your height. Very rarely people do grow a bit in height after 21, but over 99% of the time one has stopped growing by age 21 & i know of nothing that will change that.While not as tall as average (average height in the us for caucasians is about 5'10", but 5'7" for hispanics) you are not unusually short. Given this is unlikely to change, it is wise to accept it. ...Read more

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Posture (Definition)

Posture is the position of your body, or ...Read more