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Doctor insights on: Types Of Yoga Their Benefits

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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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?

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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What are the benefits of bork am yoga?

What are the benefits of bork am yoga?

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 Kundalini a more energetic type of yoga?

Is Kundalini a more energetic type of yoga?

Kundalini: The word means "coiled". It makes u feel like electric current running along your spine. ...Read more

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What type of yoga is best for body injury recovery?

What type of yoga is best for body injury recovery?

Gentle hatha yoga: Can be helpful but ONLY AFTER you see your doc for clearance to do yoga. Get a few private lessons w/a yoga teacher or in a small group. Peace and good health. Kripalu yoga is one version of this. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the different types of yoga?

Please explain what are the different types of yoga?

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

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What type of yoga would be the opposite of power yoga?

What type of yoga would be the opposite of power yoga?

Yoga: Power yoga is very active and exerting. To balance that out, you might enjoy yin or restorative yoga. These are slower, and you hold the postures longer -- allowing your body to relax into them. More props are used also. Http://www. Yogajournal. Com/practice/580/

http://www. Yogajournal. Com/basics/991. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can yoga exercise benefit children?

Yoga ; kids: Yoga can start kids early in improving balance, strength, and flexibility. They can learn to calm their stress in a hurry-up world. Kids naturally love to move, and love to play. It's helpful for them to have a non-competitive way to move their bodies, especially for kids who are shy or who feel physically awkward. There are parent-child yoga classes which increase parent-child bonding too. ...Read more

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If I do yoga everyday for a month, what will change in me? What are the benefits?

Lots: It's hard to say. I don't know anyone who has ever had regrets for doing yoga everyday. Yoga can change a lot in you emotionally, physically and spiritually. It does depend on how you practice and what you want out of it. The benefits can be enormous if you do it sensitively. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which type of yoga classes would be good for a christian?

Choose carefully: "test all things; hold fast to what is good." most christians believe in the golden rule, in applying the standards of reason to claim, in avoiding shunnig human-made superstitious practices, and of course we do not ask favors of the gods of polytheism. If a group focus on the physical or on mind-training without weird magic stuff, you should be fine. Ask in advance. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the typical health benefits to taking a yoga class?

Can you tell me the typical health benefits to taking a yoga class?

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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Is it beneficial to do multiple types of yoga at once or should you focus on only one?

Is it beneficial to do multiple types of yoga at once or should you focus on only one?

Either!: It doesn't make a difference, unless you like variety! All types of yoga are great sporting activities and confer benefits essential to exercise: toning, flexibility, and cardio! Do what pleases you most. ...Read more

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I read that it takes up to a year after doing vinyasa yoga in order to see results. Are there any short term, health benefits of doing vinyasa yoga?

I read that it takes up to a year after doing vinyasa yoga in order to see results. Are there any short term, health benefits of doing vinyasa yoga?

Yes: It depends on what you mean by "results, " of course, but some people report feeling calmer, more centered, more connected, more flexible, in less pain, less distracted and so on after one session. ...Read more

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What is the best type of yoga to help treat asthma?

What is the best type of yoga to help treat asthma?

Depends: I am not an expert on yoga but on asthma. Many complementary treatments have been studied as a treatment for asthma and if they work they subjectively cause patients to feel better but I am not aware of objective evidence they affect the physiologic abnormalities in asthma. They may also help reduce stress and anxiety which burden us all. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits and potential issues from Bikram yoga?

What are the health benefits and potential issues from Bikram yoga?

Helps some issues: Bikram yoga, other kinds of yoga, and other physical and mental therapies, can all help with relaxing the mind and the body. Yoga poses can help with stretching muscles, improving flexibility an mobility, decreasing stiffness, removing pain, improving balance, etc... If done with a knowledgeable teacher, each person might be able to find additional benefits, which can vary from person to person. ...Read more

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Are meditation programs useful at all, or only for those dedicated yoga types?

Are meditation programs useful at all, or only for those dedicated yoga types?

Very useful for all!: I recommend meditation to everyone!
research shows that meditation has a wide variety of health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure & improving immune function, and thus may prevent serious illnesses including heart disease & cancer. It is one of the best methods of stress reduction & I believe every illness is worsened by stress. See www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/meditation/hq01070 for more. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best type of yoga for losing weight and toning body?

Yoga: Yoga is a resistence/ counter resistence exercise that balances the body using a variety of techniques. It is very helpful in body tone but it is not as effective as a weight loss program. ...Read more

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Are the benefits of meditation and general stretching included in yoga and pilates?

Are the benefits of meditation and general stretching included in yoga and pilates?

Yes: If appropriately practiced, I would think so. Impossible to predict in a particular case, and even more, lacking serious scientific studies (...How to measure this accurately? How to replicate a study?) it is hard to guarantee it though. But no doubt, if your dr approves it, go ahead. It should be healthy and good for you. I admire your willingness to explore and analize good things! Congrats. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the health benefits of doing yoga and Pilates 2-4 times a week?

I was wondering what are the health benefits of doing yoga and Pilates 2-4 times a week?

Plenty!: Yoga and pilates have been shown to lower stress, lower blood pressure, decrease incidences of falling and incidences of injuries, and improve overall cardiovascular health. It has even been suggested to help osteoarthritis, pain syndromes, and digestion. Keep it up! ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait after cholecystectomy to start doing different types of yoga asana again?

How long do I need to wait after cholecystectomy to start doing different types of yoga asana again?

Depends: Your surgeon is the best person to ask as he or she know what was done and how soon he will permit you to do anything that might jeopardize his closure. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best type of yoga for weight loss?

Any: Any form of exercise that burns up calories will help you lose weight if combined with a calorie restricted diet. Avoid fat and junk food. See a registered dietitian for help. It takes 3500 calories to burn up one pound that you don't eat. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you please describe emotional, mental, physical, spiritual benefits to practicing yoga?

Can you please describe emotional, mental, physical, spiritual benefits to practicing yoga?

Stability: You are in control of yourself and keeps you very stable in all that aspects and you grow younger in time, happier, healthier and prettier. ...Read more

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What are the health and wellness benefits of yoga/pilates and their contribution to stress management?

What are the health and wellness benefits of yoga/pilates and their contribution to stress management?

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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What are the health benefits of yoga? Can it help me tone up and be more fit in combo with other exercises?

What are the health benefits of yoga? Can it help me tone up and be more fit in combo with other exercises?

Yoga exercise: Yes, yoga is a good exercise that can be combined with other forms of exercise. It is a great technique for loosening and toning tight muscles. It is gentle with low injury risk. If you have not done I before expect to be sore! ...Read more