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Savasa 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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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