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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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Any treatments which can ease tense (mind, situation) which also cause the muscle tension besides meditation and yoga?

Any treatments which can ease tense (mind, situation) which also cause the muscle tension besides meditation and yoga?

Talking to Therapist: Talking with a therapist can often help a person understand and deal with the conflicts and situations which may be causing the distressing symptoms described. Sometimes medication may also be helpful. ...Read more

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What is hatha yoga?

Exercise Yoga: Hatha yoga is a popular, holistic yoga style/path that includes many core strengthening and stablization exercises, stress reduction techniques with emphasis on postures, purification, gestures, breathing, and meditation. ...Read more

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What is chair yoga?

What is chair yoga?

Chair: There is a chair pose in yoga and yoga done from a chair. ...Read more

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Why is yoga good for you?

Exercise: It allows you to stretch and tone while meditating. ...Read more

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Which yoga is good for me?

Which yoga is good for me?

Yoga is Healthy: All yoga is healthy. The only thing i could think otherwise is trying poses and stretches that are advanced too fast.. But a good yoga instructor will watch out for this for you. ...Read more

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How to practice vinyasa yoga?

How to practice vinyasa yoga?

With intention: Find a teacher who appeals to your needs, make sure you have stretched well before the practice, don't forget to breathe and be mindful of your limitations while gently pushing yourself to your limit. ...Read more

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How is yoga beneficial for me?

How is yoga beneficial for me?

It depends: On what you are seeking. Yoga can be the ultimate mind-body practice, creating flexibility, strength and balance along with centering, calming and focus. Medical studies have shown benefit in many areas ranging from asthma to irritable bowel syndrome to chronic pain. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of yoga?

What are the pros and cons of yoga?

Yoga: Yoga is NOT some heroic Postures! Yoga is NOT just heavy duty Exercises to lose weight. Yoga is to be deeply aware of PRANA- Breath of Life! Yoga includes Meditation to focus on your innerself , feel Peace, and work towards becoming one with the . universe. Asanas(Postures) are important for tone and flexibility. Do only those which you can do and which will not cause muscle pain. ...Read more

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What are the different types of yoga?

What are the different types of yoga?

5 common types: Hatha is slow-paced, gentle, & focused on breathing & meditation. Vinyasa employs breath-synchronized movement for body strength. Ashtanga/power yoga is fast-paced & intense. Lyengar focuses on strength/body alignment. Bikram/hot yoga is for loosening of tight muscles & sweating. There are many others. A yoga instructor can guide you to types that best suit your needs. ...Read more

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What are the medical benefits of yoga?

What are the medical benefits of yoga?

21 reasons 2 do yoga: #11: Relieves headaches. Researchers found that headache frequency and intensity are reduced significantly with yoga therapy. Ref: AARP, 5/2017. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of yoga for men?

Same as women: Yoga is very good for healthy stretching for flexibility and balance and also can serve as a form of meditation for stress management. ...Read more

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Is it helpful to have a child practice yoga?

Flexibility goal: Yes. Keep it playful and the time spent should be age appropriate. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a child practice yoga at any and all ages?

Is it ok to have a child practice yoga at any and all ages?

Yes: Yoga has been used in india at all ages but not in the way americans assume. Yoga is a lifestyle:yoga is the union of the mind and body, a way of thinking, eating & doing. So teaching your child to respect the world, eat from mother nature, respect their body and others, breathing, taking care of self, and doing the positions (asanas) to help bring awareness is great. Just hard core yoga class, no. ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted advantages of doing yoga?

Many: It will help with your stress, blood pressure, posture, flexibility and many many other benefits. Check this article about the benefits of yoga: http://otwithmd.Com/7-yoga-benefits/. ...Read more

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I am wondering if doing yoga is releasing toxins and making me sick. Is this a possibility?

Probably not: Losing weight can sometimes release the build-up of toxins stored in fat, but they usually simply exit the body without effect. Massive weight loss may be a different story but there is no good science to validate one way or another. ...Read more

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What is the effect of doing yoga on the spine?

What is the effect of doing yoga on the spine?

Yoga helps!: Excellent way to keep flexibilty in your body and spine, and it will improve your dexterity and proprioception (or: knowing where you body and arms-and-legs are in space). It is great for posture and core strength and will help avoid episodic worsening of back pain if you have any. Make sure to keep flexibility exercises up at home in between visitng the yoga classes. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are prenatal yoga dvds safe?

Are  prenatal yoga dvds safe?

Yes: Prenatal yoga is a great form of exercise while pregnant. The key differences from regular yoga are that you shouldn't be flat on your back, it is never done in really hot temps, and balance poses are done near a wall that you can catch yourself with if you lose your balance. If you have not done yoga before, it may help to take a couple classes before doing a dvd on your own. ...Read more

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Cleft chin..Any yoga technique?

Cleft Chin: Filler injection is a very easy treatment for a cleft chin with little recovery. In the past, collagen injections were used, generally due to lack of better options. Currently, hyaluronic acid fillers (restylane, juvederm) and calcium hydroxylapatite (radiesse) offer better long term correction than collagen -3 months vs 6 months or more. ...Read more