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Is Bikram yoga a good osteopenia exercise?

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

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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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Can yoga and Pilates cure scoliosis?

Can yoga and Pilates cure scoliosis?

No: Over hundreds of years, the medical field has tried hundreds of things to cure scoliosis. This has included strengthening exercises, physical therapy, chiropractic care, estim, traction, yoga, pilates, and many other things. Nothing has ever been shown to help. Mild cases don't usually need treatment. Severe cases need surgery. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What's better tai chi chih or yoga?

What's better tai chi chih or yoga?

Depends: The answer to that question depends on you. You have to ask yourself what you want out of a practice such as tai chi or yoga. What are you interested in more? Perhaps you don't have to decide, you could participate in both! it's all up to you. Enjoy it! ...Read more

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Good yoga programs on dvd?

Good yoga programs on dvd?

Look online: There are many excellent dvd's - but these days, there is amazing content on line at sites like yogaglo.Com and yogajournal.Com. You can select something in many different styles and time frames. ...Read more

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Does tai chi help muscle tone?

Does tai chi help muscle tone?

Yes & balance, too: Tai chi is an excellent exercise that has been shown to increase strength, tone, flexibility & balance in its participants (typically studied in seniors) as well as to decrease falls & hip fractures. ...Read more

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Through yoga n stretching exercises; will I sleep better?

Through yoga n stretching exercises; will I sleep better?

Possibly: Stretching and exercise can improve sleep. Make sure to avoid within a few hours of sleep in general. ...Read more

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How to perform mindfulness meditation?

Best to find teacher: It's very helpful - but if it's impossible, there are excellent books and video/audio tapes and online groups that can help. It's simple, but often frustrating w/o guidance. You usually get comfortable in an erect sitting posture and place your attention on your natural breath. Noting the nature of it w/o making any alteration. If you notice you've drifted - you simply come back - again and again. ...Read more

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How to practice vinyasa yoga?

With intention: Find a teacher who appeals to your needs, make sure you have stretched well before the practice, don't forget to breathe and be mindful of your limitations while gently pushing yourself to your limit. ...Read more

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Help please! is bouncing on a yoga ball good exercise?

Yoga ball: Every exercise has some benefit. You are likely working on core, balance, & proprioception with this. ...Read more

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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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Which is better, yoga or Pilates or tai chi?

Which is better, yoga or Pilates or tai chi?

Each has benefits: This is a bit like asking which is better, apples or oranges. There are many benefits for each of these. Yoga & tai chi are ancient techniques whereas pilates is more recent. All can benefit both mind & body.There are many varieties of yoga & tai chi & many different teachers. Some individuals will prefer/do better with one while another may prefer a different approach. You might want to try each! ...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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Should I learn yoga using dvd or instructor?

Instruct first: For the beginner it is helpful to start with an instructor. They are trained to spot and correct problems with your form. Once you become more aware of your body and position and can feel the right way to do the poses then supplementing or replacing with a dvd will provide continued benefit. I would still do occasional classes to keep up to date. ...Read more

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How can I practise meditation and hypnotism?

How can I practise meditation and hypnotism?

Meditation: There are many meditation books & cd's you can get from libraries or purchase -- soundstrue.Com has a lot of them. Ones by jon kabat-zinn, sharon salzberg, and jack kornfield are especially helpful. You can take a class also: http://w3.Umassmed.Edu/mbsr/public/searchmember.Aspx you can find a hypnotherapist through american society of clinical hypnosis. It's good to have help w/this. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Meditation (Definition)

Meditation is a technique or practice in which an individual attempts to focus their attention to increase mindfulness, introspection, and relaxation. The practice of meditation has shown benefit in blood pressure control and reducing ...Read more