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Could I use regular household cleaning wipes to clean my yoga mat?

Could I use regular household cleaning wipes to clean my yoga mat?

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

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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When I stand up from laying on my back on my yoga mat, I have pain in the back of my head. What could this be?

When I stand up from laying on my back on my yoga mat, I have pain in the back of my head. What could this be?

Many possibilities: More information is needed in order to better assess the condition. Is it coming from your neck? Is it associated with any neurological deficits? How long does it last? ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is yoga?

What is yoga?

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

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What are the benefits of bork am yoga ?

What are the benefits of bork am yoga
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21 reasons 2 do yoga: #8: Promotes more ZZZ's. After 2 months of practicing yoga for 45 minutes before bed, students fell asleep 15 minutes faster and slept more than half an hour longer each night. ...Read more

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Is yoga good for health?

Is yoga good for health?

Absolutely: Yoga is an investment in your health and well being. ...Read more

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Good yoga programs on dvd?

Good yoga programs on dvd?

Look online: There are many excellent dvd's - but these days, there is amazing content on line at sites like yogaglo.Com and yogajournal.Com. You can select something in many different styles and time frames. ...Read more

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Can yoga help with anxiety?

Can yoga help with anxiety?

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 more

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Can yoga help you conceive?

Can yoga help you conceive?

Absolutely: Stress is one of the highest reasons for the pituitary to malfuction. Yoga decreases the stress levels and helps better ovulation. Of course sometimes other treatments need to be added. Hope it helps. Keep up the good work. ...Read more

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Is hot yoga good for health?

Is hot yoga good for health?

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 more

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Can children take yoga classes?

Absolutely: Not only is it good for toning and strengthening, it is also a wonderful way to teach mindfullness. Focus is essential for the practice of yoga and is an added benefit to children who are bombarded by our fast paced, computer/gaming driven world. ...Read more

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Does yoga help spine deformity?

No: It can help condition and relax some of your back muscles. It may even help your flexibility, strength, and allow for better concentration, possibly improved posture, and could lead to development of better breathing techniques. But it does not affect or improve spinal deformity in any way. ...Read more

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Will yoga help to reduce weight?

Will yoga help to reduce weight?

Yes: I do believe that yoga could help you lose weight if you want to lose weight. Yoga help to control many thing including your apatite. ...Read more

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Which is better capoeira or yoga?

Which is better capoeira or yoga?

No comparison: Capoeira is a brazilian martial art and yoga is physical, mental and spiritual disciplen which originated in ancient india. These are not identical practices. ...Read more

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Why does my back hurt after yoga?

Why does my back hurt after yoga?

Form important: Many flexible people hurt their backs when beginning yoga if not instructed properly. Make sure in the future that you are not over-arching your lower back in forward bending motions. Hold back a bit on your "cat tilt." People who are less flexible may hurt their backs by pushing beyond their edge. An edge in yoga is never the point of pain. Be kind and let,your body unfold naturally. ...Read more

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Can yoga irritate siatica problems?

Can yoga irritate siatica problems?

Yes: Extreme flexion and extension poses can be hard on the spine so stay away form those types positions. ...Read more

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What is the best way to learn yoga?

What is the best way to learn yoga?

Take a class: There are many styles of yoga, but i imagine you are referring to hatha yoga (of which there are many subtypes).There are many books & videos on learning yoga, but i advise taking a class so you can benefit from personal instruction. Most communities have many yoga classes.Often teachers allow someone to drop in to a class for free to see if you like it.Check out a few classes to find a good fit. ...Read more

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Could yoga help me for better sleep?

Could yoga help me for better sleep?

Definitely: It should help but for sure it will not hurt to do for many other good health reasons. ...Read more

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Can i lise weight by doing Bikram yoga?

If you also diet: These postures are not magic and will not by themselves cause you to lose weight, but you'll associated with health-minded folks and this is likely to change your eating habits. Let common sense be your guide, and should you adopt a restrictive diet, supplement as your physician directs. ...Read more