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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
Body and mind : 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 called self-transcendence or enlightenment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if i fell to a bridge (yoga position) after doing a handstand and if i bend my back i feel a pain?
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many yoga styles: There are at least 8 basic types of yoga. Hatha is often a gentle intro to basic yoga postures. Iyengar pays very meticulous attention to correct alignment using props ; blankets, etc. Restorative is very calming, vinyasa or "flow" is much more active with one pose moving into another. Ashtanga is physically demanding. Bikram or "hot" yoga is done in heated rooms. http://tinyurl.com/oaul28d. ...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
Yoga: It is quite normal when you begin yoga exercises to have difficulty with certain poses. Good instructors understand it will take time to increase your flexibility. Be tolerant with yourself and it is quite likely your flexibility will increase as well as your overall health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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