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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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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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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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Will neck stretching exercises actually work?

Will neck stretching exercises actually work?

Absolutely: Movement and stretching is very useful to help disorders of the neck and spine. ...Read more

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Which type of yoga would better help me relieve stress: ashtanga, vinyassa, hatha or iyengar?

Which type of yoga would better help me relieve stress: ashtanga, vinyassa, hatha or iyengar?

Hatha/Ashtanga: All are helpful but hatha & ashtanga are particularly good for relieving stress. ...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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Does taiji help posture andbalance?

Yes: Taiji will help with both physical & emotional balance as well as stimulating & balancing qi. It helps to promote good posture too. ...Read more

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Will the malibu Pilates chair really work?

Will the malibu Pilates chair really work?

Brand: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Should I learn yoga using dvd or instructor?

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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Does yoga help toning your body?

Does yoga help toning your body?

Nice and easy.....: Not only does it help with toning but it is low impact and be reformed almost anywhere with a minimum of fuss. ...Read more

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Any back brace to correct hunched posture?

Any back brace to correct hunched posture?

Possibly`: I will sometimes use a corrective brace if there is no chance of improvement in improving posture with muscle strengthening program. It is not the best way to go in most cases as it only weakens the muscles more but will use it as a last resort. ...Read more

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Could lifting weights count as strength training, or is doing squats, crunches, kickbacks, etc strength training?

Could lifting weights count as strength training, or is doing squats, crunches, kickbacks, etc strength training?

Strength training: Training your muscles for increased strength and endurance should be a gradual process to avoid injuries. Lifting your own body weight such as in pushups, pullups, squats, lunges has similar benefit for staying fit. A good healthy diet plan is a must. Avoid junk calories and focus on nutrition with veggies and fruits. Stay regular and consistent. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does tai chi help muscle tone?

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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

Posture (Definition)

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