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Dr. Lawrence Rosen
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Yoga Programs (Overview)

Yoga programs are designed to promote yoga as a form of relaxation and exercise.


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Good yoga programs on dvd?

Good yoga programs on dvd?

Look online: There are many excellent dvd's - but these days, there is amazing content on line at sites like yogaglo.Com and yogajournal.Com. You can select something in many different styles and time frames. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Rosen
93 doctors shared insights

Yoga Programs (Overview)

Yoga programs are designed to promote yoga as a form of relaxation and exercise.


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Practicing Yoga (Tip)

Practicing Yoga

Yoga is not easy! it is strenuous activity so make sure you are healthy before you start! ...See more

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Practicing Yoga (Checklist)

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Are meditation programs useful at all, or only for those dedicated yoga types?

Are meditation programs useful at all, or only for those dedicated yoga types?

Very useful for all!: I recommend meditation to everyone! research shows that meditation has a wide variety of health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure & improving immune function, and thus may prevent serious illnesses including heart disease & cancer. It is one of the best methods of stress reduction & i believe every illness is worsened by stress. See www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/meditation/hq01070 for more. ...Read more

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I have had left shoulder blade pain on and off for about a couple of months, I started a yoga and Pilates program about that time. Muscular?

I have had left shoulder blade pain on and off for about a couple of months, I started a yoga and Pilates program about that time. Muscular?

Yes most likely: It is certainly possible that the new exercise regimen has strained the muscles attached to the shoulder blade. If a particular pose or exercise brings out the discomfort, ask your instructor to check your posture and alignment. A slight modification can help. ...Read more

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Practicing Yoga (Tip)

Practicing Yoga

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

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I have been watching physical fitness programs of genuine instructors yoga. Can they hurt me?

I have been watching physical fitness programs of genuine instructors yoga. Can they hurt me?

Sure: Yoga can be an incredibly wonderful activity. I practice regularly and love it. However, you can also hurt yourself in yoga if you do not have instruction or if you try to do something that you are not ready for. I generally recommend to my patients interested in yoga to go to classes and then to use tapes/dvds only when they have gained some experience and no what to do and what not to do. ...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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Practicing Yoga (Tip)

Practicing Yoga

Yoga and tai chi are excellent methods of maintaining a healthy back. ...See more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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