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Doctor insights on: Yoga Asanas For Prostate Health

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Prostate (Definition)

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


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What are good yoga tips and postitions for beginner students?

What are good yoga tips and postitions for beginner students?

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

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Beginner yoga a good idea for someone in extremely poor physical condition?

Beginner yoga a good idea for someone in extremely poor physical condition?

Begginer yoga: Yes, gentle yoga is a good start to an exercise program. Walking is the best! start with 15minutes per day and add a minute every day. ...Read more

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Is hot yoga good for health?

Is hot yoga good for health?

Could be: if it is part of good life style. ...Read more

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Is meditation useful for personal health?

Is meditation useful for personal health?

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 more

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Is yoga good for health?

Is yoga good for health?

Absolutely: Yoga is an investment in your health and well being. ...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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Any recommendations for prenatal yoga dvd?

Any recommendations for prenatal yoga dvd?

Prenatal Yoga: Actually I would recommend that you begin with an in-person class. That way you can receive one on one support/ input and ensure that you are doing all poses/ techniques correctly and safely. ...Read more

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Is running good for mental physical health?

Is running good for mental physical health?

↓ 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

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What's the proper breathing technique for Bikram yoga?

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

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Do practices based in positive psychology (gratitude, mindfulness, compassion, etc.) really help to boost my mental well-being?

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 more

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Can you suggest some good reading references for adult behavior modification (physical health issues) in a non-clinical setting?

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

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How beneficial is yoga for your health?

How beneficial is yoga for your health?

Several ways: It provides for flexibility and core strengthening and if done right, meditation. ...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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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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In oriental medicine acupuncture good for any particular conditions?

In oriental medicine acupuncture good for any particular conditions?

Good for a lot of: Conditions you could read a lot about, it is real, it is not a fake. ...Read more

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What are some really good exercises for cardio health for a 44yom?

What are some really good exercises for cardio health for a 44yom?

Any aerobic activity: Jogging, running, swimming, bicycle riding, even walking, or most any aerobic sport. Excessive use of the tv remote does not help. ...Read more

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Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living? Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living?  Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Yes: Most all very serious, long standing or non-curable, genetic, even uncommon conditions have support groups and links for help. Are we not blessed and cursed with the age of the internet and technology ? Start with aspergersyndrome.Org. ...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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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