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Can yoga and Pilates cure scoliosis?

Can yoga and Pilates cure scoliosis?

No: Over hundreds of years, the medical field has tried hundreds of things to cure scoliosis. This has included strengthening exercises, physical therapy, chiropractic care, estim, traction, yoga, pilates, and many other things. Nothing has ever been shown to help. Mild cases don't usually need treatment. Severe cases need surgery. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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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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Is Bikram yoga safe for lupus patients?

Is Bikram yoga safe for lupus patients?

Bikram yoga: If any should help with joint pains, fatigue , better mobility , feeling of well being. Lupus nephritis patients and renal failure patients should consult with their doctors prior to undertaking bikram ypga due to fluid loss and dehydrates toon as a result if heat associated with bikram yoga. ...Read more

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Is yoga beneficial for shoulder tendonitis?

Is yoga beneficial for shoulder tendonitis?

Could be.: You can try yoga, and use shoulder symptoms as a guideline. If the yoga activities seem to irritate the shoulder, you may need to stop. ...Read more

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Does Pilates or yoga reduce your risk for arthritis?

Does Pilates or yoga reduce your risk for arthritis?

See below: I do not believe that study has ever been done. However, there are studies that show advantages of both forms of movement and exercise for people with arthritis. Both can cause damage if done incorrectly or without regard to joint protection. Need to work with good instructors who always put safety first. ...Read more

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Is Bikram yoga a good osteopenia exercise?

Is Bikram yoga a good osteopenia exercise?

Yoga is good: What are your goals? If you are worried about your bone density, then would focus on weight bearing exercise. Yoga is a good exercise in general and definitely activates the muscles as well so would be good for you. Would also consider adding in some light weighttraining as well. ...Read more

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Which type of yoga would better help me relieve stress: ashtanga, vinyassa, hatha or iyengar?

Which type of yoga would better help me relieve stress: ashtanga, vinyassa, hatha or iyengar?

Hatha/Ashtanga: All are helpful but hatha & ashtanga are particularly good for relieving stress. ...Read more

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Which is better, yoga or Pilates or tai chi?

Which is better, yoga or Pilates or tai chi?

Each has benefits: This is a bit like asking which is better, apples or oranges. There are many benefits for each of these. Yoga & tai chi are ancient techniques whereas pilates is more recent. All can benefit both mind & body.There are many varieties of yoga & tai chi & many different teachers. Some individuals will prefer/do better with one while another may prefer a different approach. You might want to try each! ...Read more

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Does anyone know a good remedy for hip and knee joint pain? Tai chi? Massage?

Does anyone know a good remedy for hip and knee joint pain? Tai chi? Massage?

Very good.: Keeps you loose and limber. Helps with balance. Avoids signifcant trauma to knee or hips- tai chi! massage helps with trigger points and eases spasm, but provides no exercise. ...Read more

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Which yoga poses are good for myasthenia gravis?

Which yoga poses are good for myasthenia gravis?

Tricky to answer: I doubt many muscle disease specialists or neurologists are expert in yoga. The principal to be followed is to not overtax the muscles with rapid repetitive motions or those which involve sustained contractions against more than a nominal load. With that in mind, ask a yoga instructor. ...Read more

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What makes jivamukti yoga more beneficial than other forms of vinyasa yoga?

Scientists need to: see data and research to give opinions on things such as various forms of yoga. It is generally agreed that yoga is a healthy thing for circulation, muscle strength, breathing, mood, etc. Beyond that we would need studies. Look it the impact of the two types of yoga on your life and perhaps you can make a determination that way. Peace and good health. Shanti. ...Read more

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Which yoga positions are good for people with scoliosis?

Which yoga positions are good for people with scoliosis?

Anything: Exercise will not change scoliosis in adults or growing children. That is a proven medical fact. Core exercises, though, are great for anyone with back pain or a tendency for it. So progress flexibility as you tolerate. Don't force motion, as your curve may block some movements. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Does Pilates or yoga reduce your risk for arthritis?

See below: I do not believe that study has ever been done. However, there are studies that show advantages of both forms of movement and exercise for people with arthritis. Both can cause damage if done incorrectly or without regard to joint protection. Need to work with good instructors who always put safety first. ...Read more

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Barely any cartridge in either shoulder. Moderate to severe neck & lower-back arthritis. Any yoga positions to eschew?

Barely any cartridge in either shoulder. Moderate to severe neck & lower-back arthritis. Any yoga positions to eschew?

Everyone's different: One should not over-flex, over-extend, nor over-rotate joints that have damage, so it's a good idea to avoid the yoga positions that do those undesired things to the damaged joints. How far to flex, extend, or rotate? The general rule is that one should try not to have pain during the stretch or exercise, and should not have pain afterwards (or the person may have over-done it). ...Read more

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Fibro & adductor muscles pain. Degenerative arthritis spine.No cushion left l5. I do simple yoga; stretching, all I can manage. What could pain doc do?

Fibro & adductor muscles pain. Degenerative arthritis spine.No cushion left l5. I do simple yoga; stretching, all I can manage. What could pain doc do?

A fair amount: Please don't expect a huge change;however start with a really bright specialist in pain medicine. Involving a reconstructive orthopedist, physical therapist. Maybe, neurologist wi jj also be helpful, this is complicated;however one step at a time. ...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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Why do basic yoga asanas cause me to have the most vivid and terrifying nightmares I have ever had in my life?

Why do basic yoga asanas cause me to have the most vivid and terrifying nightmares I have ever had in my life?

Yoga & dreaming: Yoga allows you to access aspects of your physical experience that you might have ignored up until now -- and with it, possibly triggering sensations that are associated with fearful responses. Other possibilities that your yoga teacher may describe for you, are the idea of energetic awakening, called "kundalini" energy. This can be frightening for some people -- has been for some of my patients. ...Read more

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Is it always neccesary to follow a series or can you do random asanas for ashtanga yoga?

Is it always neccesary to follow a series or can you do random asanas for ashtanga yoga?

Ashtanga: Ashtanga yoga is designed as a progressive series of postures used with synchronized breathing. So random posture changes may not yield the same benefits. ...Read more

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At age in 30's , will 1hour normal yoga and 1 hour walking will be sufficient to avoid diseases?

At age in 30's , will 1hour normal yoga and 1 hour walking will be sufficient to avoid diseases?

Exercise: Good job. It will help to avoid some diseases but not all. Chiefly those related to obesity and inactivity. Have your routine checks. All the best. ...Read more

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Can I do yoga asanas for about 30-40 minutes after walking on treadmill at 4km/hr for 30 mins ??

Can I do yoga asanas for about 30-40 minutes after walking on treadmill at 4km/hr for 30 mins ??

Most likely yes: If you are otherwise healthy and maintaining adequate hydration (drinking plenty of water before, during, and after exercise), there is no medical reason why this exercise regimen would be harmful. ...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?

Why is yoga good for you?

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

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Is yoga actually exercise?

Is yoga actually exercise?

Yes: It provides for flexibility and core strengthening. ...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

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A severe illness caused by bacteria named bacillus anthracis. Anthrax disease can result in pneumonia, ...Read more