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Doctor insights on: Tree House Iyengar Yoga

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Is iyengar yoga really effective in helping me control my breathing and circulation?

Is iyengar yoga really effective in helping me control my breathing and circulation?

See below: Any yoga practice can help you learn to control your breathing which is called pranayama. Movement in yoga certainly can get your heart pumping and improve your exercise tolerance and your ability to extract oxygen and other nutrients from your blood and gastrointestinal system. I do not think there is any particular advantage of iyengar over other forms. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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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Does the tree pose in yoga affect your trunk and back the most?

Does the tree pose in yoga affect your trunk and back the most?

See below: The tree pose is a wonderful asana. It promotes improved balance significantly, it helps you to tone your trunk muscles including the abdominal and back muscles and it improves the flexibility of your hips. Many people need to improve their balance particularly as we age. ...Read more

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How does the tree pose in yoga help tone your thighs?

How does the tree pose in yoga help tone your thighs?

Balance and strength: Tree pose, or vrksasana, requires focus and balance as well as strength. It is a play between the grounded foot, calf and thigh and the bent leg. See http://www.Yogajournal.Com/poses/496 more information on this deceptively simple pose. ...Read more

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Any tips for yoga at home?

Any tips for yoga at home?

Start slow: Start slow with basic positions, stretch well and have fun. ...Read more

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Good yoga home videos or dvds?

Good yoga home videos or dvds?

Several: There are several. Research and find the one that most fits your physical abilities. ...Read more

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Can I do Bikram yoga at home?, just the poses or does it need the high temp. Bec. I don't have yoga clubs in my country do I have alternatives? Thanks

Can I do Bikram yoga at home?, just the poses or does it need the high temp. Bec. I don't have yoga clubs in my country do I have alternatives? Thanks

Yoga At Home: Yes. But, you may have to find a branch of yoga that is most conducive to your home. There are plenty of programs online that you could browse through. But, yoga is one of the most beneficial health movements ever developed so cheers to your initiative. ...Read more

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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

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I'm planning to take up yoga at home i heard its good for anxiety. Does anxiety ever go away? That worry feelin sometimes.I think it's caz i'm hm sick

I'm planning to take up yoga at home i heard its good for anxiety. Does anxiety ever go away? That worry feelin sometimes.I think it's caz i'm hm sick

Yoga and any form of: Relaxation, psychological counseling, exercise, eating nutritious fruits & veggies , getting enough rest and sleep, positive thinking and humor would help as well. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/tips-to-control-stress. ...Read more

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Till when should I rest if i had miscarried before 5 weeks from now? My back hurts sometimes if i lift 20 lbs babies and do house work and yoga

Till when should I rest if i had miscarried before 5 weeks from now? My back hurts sometimes if i lift 20 lbs babies and do house work and yoga

4-6 weeks: Decreased work load should be 4-6 weeks, but this doesn't mean you should be doing week 5 what you were in week 1. You need to gradually increase your participation in activities so your muscles stay toned and the transition back into full activity is easier. Light housework and yoga can certainly be attempted by 5 weeks, and then listen to your body's response, adjusting your work load as needed. ...Read more