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Doctor insights on: Power Yoga Postures

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Posture (Definition)

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