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Doctor insights on: Types Of Yoga Their Benefits

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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/.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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