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Doctor insights on: Power Yoga Postures

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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What type of yoga would be the opposite of power yoga?

What type of yoga would be the opposite of power yoga?

Yoga: Power yoga is very active and exerting. To balance that out, you might enjoy yin or restorative yoga. These are slower, and you hold the postures longer -- allowing your body to relax into them. More props are used also. http://www.yogajournal.com/practice/580/ http://www.Yogajournal.Com/basics/991. ...Read more

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Can yoga make ur posture better than any other exercise?

Can yoga make ur posture better than any other exercise?

No: Yoga is a great routine to connect mental and physical attributes. There are many other exercises that contribute to improved posture. Yoga is not "better than any other exercise". Consider the best routine for your specific body type, mental status, schedule and ease. Make your choice of exercise a part of your routine and stick with it. Enjoy the all the benefits. ...Read more

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How do I fix(straighten up) my bad, hunching posture? Yoga?

How do I fix(straighten up) my bad, hunching posture? Yoga?

Stretching +...: 1) walk on your tip toes your hands joint together trying to "reach" the ceiling and you gaze up to the ceiling. 2) put a book on your head and walk with it 3)yoga- yes- all kinds of stretching 4)breathing exercises-slow, deep, alone as a daily routine and of cause as part of yoga and all other exercises above or any others that you like and find helpful. ...Read more

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Could anyone suggest me some good yoga exercises to improve posture?

Could anyone suggest me some good yoga exercises to improve posture?

Supermans: Lying on stomach and arching back and hold for 15 seconds ... Chest and knees off ground about 3 inches... Aka supermans.... These help alot. ...Read more

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How did i gain 3 pounds in a week when diet stays the same and even added power yoga.

How did i gain 3 pounds in a week when diet stays the same and even added power yoga.

Several possibilitie: You may have added muscle which increases weight. You may have eaten more than you think. You may be retaining water for some reason such as having your period, etc. Don't get nervous about a small short term weight gain. Make sure your diet is a healthy one that will eventually result in healthy weight reduction. Exclude simple carbs and saturated fats found in pasta, breads, cakes, creams, etc. ...Read more

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Since I have been doing power yoga I have gained 3 pounds! what is going on? Diet has not changed , im so discuraged!

Since I have been doing power yoga I have gained 3 pounds! what is going on? Diet has not changed , im so discuraged!

It might be muscle!: I always check my patients' leaness and calculate fat weight and lean weight. Exercise will increase body weight several ways. Fluid retention is first. Normal, because it increases endurance to have greater plasma volume. Then after three weeks, muscle gain appears. But your answer needs a body composition analysis to decide what iis going on with you! ...Read more

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Any yoga posture to increase height ? When and how long should I do yoga?

Any yoga posture to increase height ? When and how long should I do yoga?

No: no way to increase height through Yoga, It is a good exercise but height is determined by genes and hormones not Yoga ...Read more

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Can yoga correct a bad posture?

Can yoga correct a bad posture?

Possibly: First you need a postural assessment to determine if your posture problems are based on scoliosis or spinal ligament . Pmr doc, physical therapy, or chiropractic can do this. Specific stretching and balancing exercises fm be added to correct and then maintain some issues. Yoga is general stretching, but not specifically targeted to your specific situation. ...Read more

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Which yoga postures can/cannot be done by people who have undergone kidney transplant?

Few limits: If your transplant incision is healed and you have no other orthopedic issues, most anything. Check with your transplant team to be sure you wound is healed. ...Read more

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What yoga postures could/cannot be done by people who have undergone a kidney transplant?

What yoga postures could/cannot be done by people who have undergone a kidney transplant?

YOGA: It depends on where the transplant is located. In the us it is often in the groin. Some places place them in a deeper pocket than others. Any posture placing direct pressure on the graft could be harmful on a regular basis. ...Read more

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My joints are little week and I do yoga postures, how can I take care of them with food...?

My joints are little week and I do yoga postures, how can I take care of them with food...?

Healthy diet: Muscles get stronger when you stress them with a load. Make sure your yoga focuses on strengthening poses and not just flexibility. Gradually increase the difficulty or length you hold certain postures and your muscles will respond. Make certain you are getting adequate protein in your diet: eggs, dairy, nuts, meat, legumes, yogurt, peanut butter, etc. Building strength takes time & consistency. ...Read more

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I am doing power yoga, while stretching exercise there is sensation, a kind of pain/stretch in my private area (g-point) making me uncomfortable.Help

I am doing power yoga, while stretching exercise there is sensation, a kind of pain/stretch in my private area (g-point) making me uncomfortable.Help

If it hurts...: There is a famous saying "if it hurts don't do it." this discomfort is a message from your body to not do the exercise you are doing, at least not the way you are doing it. But this question may be more appropriate for your yoga teacher... ...Read more

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Hi, is it okay, if I do deep breathing with all the yoga postures? Or will it cause pain in ribs or ribs breakage in some postures?

Hi, is it okay, if I do deep breathing with all the yoga postures? Or will it cause pain in ribs or ribs breakage in some postures?

A young healthy girl: Ur age will not break or weaken ribs by deep breathing in Yoga . This would take constable force like a fall or auto accident. Don't worry. ...Read more

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Is improved posture from chiropractor permanent if not maintained over yrs? No longer get adjusted, don't stretch, no yoga, bent over computer daily.

Is improved posture from chiropractor permanent if not maintained over yrs? No longer get adjusted, don't stretch, no yoga, bent over computer daily.

Disk hetniaition: in your history needs to be followed by your doctor. We have many work-related disorders manifesting today, e.d., back and shoulder issues from computer work. Ask you doc about exercises that would be appropriate for you and invest a little time doing them. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can eye exercises (yoga) work when eye power is unequal?

Can eye exercises (yoga) work when eye power is unequal?

No: There are specific treatmentsexercises for certain eye muscle conditions. Nonspecific yoga exercises are just that=nonspecific. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss and posture, Pilates or yoga? I'm already dieting and running just need a little help with posture :-)

Which is better for weight loss and posture, Pilates or yoga? I'm already dieting and running just need a little help with posture :-)

Either.: I think the choice is more "which one am i more likely to stick with?" rather than "which one is better?" - there isn't a huge difference in their effectiveness. ...Read more

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I was instructed by my doctor to return to yoga (Hot Power VInyasa) 3 weeks after my L5/S1 discectomy. Want to check on the reasonability of this.

I was instructed by my doctor to return to yoga (Hot Power VInyasa) 3 weeks after my L5/S1 discectomy.  Want to check on the reasonability of this.

Your Dr. knows you,: and is best to advise you. Out of curiosity, I asked a surgeon I work with and he sends his patients back to yoga at 4 weeks. But again, your Dr knows what was involved in your treatment, knows you, and is best suited to advise you. ...Read more

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Posture (Definition)

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