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Yoga Asanas For Prostate Health
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
Find a good teacher: To get the most benefit, find a good teacher so you learn to do it correctly. Many places have group classes that are economical. Also try your town recreational center and senior center. Some senior centers will allow younger people to attend classes. ...Read more
Yes: Research studies have so far shown that meditation can be helpful in such conditions as chronic pain; anxiety & panic; sleep disturbance & insomnia; gastrointestinal distress; fatigue; headaches; skin disorders; hypertension; and with the stress factors in heart disease. For some mindfulness based stress reduction papers, see: http://www.Meditationforhealth.Com/mbsr-research.Php. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
↓ Depression & Learn: Multiple observational & a few prospective studies have demonstrated clear trends toward ?ed rates of depression, some ? in coping skills for life problems & ?ed rates of advanced disease states in people who perform a variety of regular exercises, as compared to those who are more sedentary. However, running stresses can also ? many physical injuries, a complex balance, like the rest of life. ...Read more
Bikram Yoga: Working with a bikram-certified yoga teacher in the moment is the best way to learn the breathing techniques needed. S/he should give proper instructions. In some poses you are breathing normally, but keeping your lungs 80% full at all times; in others like forward bends you are exhaling completely. Pairing the breath with the pose being done is key. http://tinyurl.com/nfc6aqg. ...Read more
Do practices based in positive psychology (gratitude, mindfulness, compassion, etc.) really help to boost my mental well-being?
Absolutely: There are more studies than you know that describe what happens to the body when the mind and brain do the right things. Early studies on meditation (TM movement) brought the benefits of meditation to the public eye in the 70"s and the research has quadrupled every year. We are what we think. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you suggest some good reading references for adult behavior modification (physical health issues) in a non-clinical setting?
Health issues: Mind body approaches to health issues include a trip to the doc to rule out or diagnose medical conditions if that has not been done yet. Then consider "Feeling Good" by David Burns for cognitive therapy to help mood disorders. "The Divided Mind" by John Sarno is good for pain. A clinical psychologist who specializes in health psychology or behavioral medicine can facilitate this process. Peace ...Read more
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
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
It depends: it depend on the joint or joints involved. ...Read more
Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living? Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?
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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