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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What are the benefits of yoga in pregnancy?

What are the benefits of yoga in pregnancy?

Pain relief: Yoga helps to strengthen your core muscles which are often stressed during pregnancy. Yoga also helps by relieving a lot of tension and muscle aches. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do yoga during pregnancy with regular instructor?

Is it safe to do yoga during pregnancy with regular instructor?

Sure.: Prenatal stretching and yoga classes should be a safe activity for most pregnant women without physical disabilities, provided they are well supervised. Non-contact, low impact sports and activities such as stationary bike, treadmill, walking and swimming are ideal during pregnancy to maintain muscle tone and keep the cardiovascular system in good shape in anticipation of labor and delivery. ...Read more

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How do women handle back pain during pregnancy? Does doing yoga help?

How do women handle back pain during pregnancy? Does doing yoga help?

Sure.: Prenatal stretching and yoga classes should be a safe activity for most pregnant women without physical disabilities, provided they are well supervised. Non-contact, low impact sports and activities such as stationary bike, treadmill, walking and swimming are ideal during pregnancy to maintain muscle tone and keep the cardiovascular system in good shape in anticipation of labor and delivery. ...Read more

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What are some yoga poses that are good for pregnancy as well as helping with labor & delivery?

What are some yoga poses that are good for pregnancy as well as helping with labor & delivery?

There are many: I practice yoga, and while I am not sure of all of the names of the exact poses, pregnancy yoga is wonderful for stretching the hips, legs and back and increasing flexibility in those areas. Seek out an instructor certified for yoga in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is yoga recommended / safe at early pregnancy for lower back pain? I had some spotting over the weekend.... Also I am trying to avoid tylenol (acetaminophen).

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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Is yoga recommended / safe at early pregnancy for lower back pain? I had some spotting over the weekend.... Also I am trying to avoid tylenol (acetaminophen).

Yoga in pregnancy: You should be evaluated for spotting. Yoga in general is safe for women with early pregnancy. Taking a prenatal yoga class helps you to breathe deeply, relaxing your mind and body. If you are taking a regular yoga class, which can be physically demanding, your instructor should be aware of your pregnancy. May want to avoid poses on your ab or back that could reduce blood flow to the uterus. ...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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it helpful to have a child practice yoga?

Flexibility goal: Yes. Keep it playful and the time spent should be age appropriate. Good luck. ...Read more

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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