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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Yoga (Overview)

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 called self-transcendence or enlightenment.


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What is yoga?

What is yoga?

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

Dr. Marvin Ott
2 Doctors shared insights

Yoga (Overview)

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 called self-transcendence or enlightenment.


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What is hatha yoga?

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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Yoga (Tip)

Yoga is not just a great core strengthening workout, it's a way of life! ...See 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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How can yoga help you?

How can yoga help you?

Flexiblity, focus: Properly executed yoga can be a good way to gently stretch and strenghten muscles. It also can be mentally and physically relaxing. You can control the intensity of the pose as well, which can be a safeguard to injury. A qualified instructor is important at first. Read more

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Why is yoga good for you?

Why is yoga good for you?

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

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Yoga (Tip)

Back problems? The back traction yoga pose may be beneficial. ...See 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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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

Dr. Troy Reyna Dr. Reyna
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Yoga (Tip)

Yoga if done carefully can increase strength and enhance flexibility. ...See more

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Is hot yoga bad for health?

Is hot yoga bad for health?

Agree w Dr. Abbott: My concern would be for people who have difficulty regulating their body temperature and thus would be more effected by combination of heat and increased activity level. Read more

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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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Yoga (Tip)

Some people believe that yoga is just a "stretching" program but it also builds core strength. ...See 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

Dr. Sophie Duriez Dr. Duriez
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Yoga (Tip)

Do go slow with yoga postures. Don't brutalize your body with difficult postures learned the fast way! ...See more

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Good yoga home videos or dvds?

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