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Cleaning: i would suggest that you use natural products to clean. Commercial products contain dangerous chemicals which can disrupt your hormones! Consider water and vinegar mixture. ...Read more
I bought some weights & a yoga mat at the store. But it says both of them might contain chemicals that causes cancer & other harm. Should I use them?
It may just be defen: Sounds like a defensive position taken by the manufacturer. There are very few materials in such articles that have any real risk of causing Cancer. other than asbestos I can not think of anything else. Just check with the place where you bought this material and ask what material is used in making these articles. Then we can help you. ...Read more
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
Do you mean Bikram?: I've never heard of "bork am" but many of my patients are big fans of bikram yoga, one of many varieties of hatha yoga.Bikram yoga consists of 26 specific postures (asanas), but what distinguishes it is that it is done in a studio heated to at least 105 degrees.It is easier to stretch when your body is heated & people sweat more to detoxify. See http://bikramyoga.Com/bikramyoga/about_bikram_yoga.Php. ...Read more
Definitely. Yoga: is one of the best ways to naturally decrease anxiety, but also to increase mindfulness, physical well-being through passive exercise, and a sense of slowing down in a very fast, busy world. Usually, Yoga is also taught with some form of meditation. Knowing what kind of anxiety is also helpful. Here's a reference: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As part of a healthy: lifestyle. If the underpinning question is one of 'how do I live in such a way that I take good care of my self?' - hot yoga may for some people provide part of the answer. Some of the potential virtues include time to notice (and stretch) parts of our body we ordinarily pay little attention to. Time to focus on body, to be present, mindful. Opportunity to develop our core strength and flexibility ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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