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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
102 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 (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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Yoga programs (Tip)

There are several types of yoga practices, not just one type. ...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

Dr. Sophie Duriez Dr. Duriez
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Yoga programs (Tip)

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

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How can yoga help you?

How can yoga help you?

Flexiblity, focus: Properly executed yoga can be a good way to gently stretch and strenghten muscles. It also can be mentally and physically relaxing. You can control the intensity of the pose as well, which can be a safeguard to injury. A qualified instructor is important at first. ...Read more

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Any tips for yoga at home?

Start slow: Start slow with basic positions, stretch well and have fun. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
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Yoga programs (Tip)

Yoga will decrease your anxiety while providing exercise. ...See more

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Good yoga home videos or dvds?

Good yoga home videos or dvds?

Several: There are several. Research and find the one that most fits your physical abilities. ...Read more

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Yoga programs (Tip)

Yoga can be adapted to older folks if you request it. ...See more

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How important is it to do yoga?

How important is it to do yoga?

Helpful: It's very helpful both physically and mentally. ...Read more

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Could yoga help you get taller?

Could yoga help you get taller?

You may be: More erect due to improved posture (but it won't make you actually grow taller). ...Read more

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Yoga programs (Tip)

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

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Is yoga actually healthy for the body?

Is yoga actually healthy for the body?

21 reasons 2 do yoga: #12: Lessens inflammation. Chronic inflammation is linked with multiple health issues. Regular yoga practice, studies showed, tends to lower levels of cytokine associated with this. ...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

Dr. Jon Fishburn Dr. Fishburn
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Yoga programs (Tip)

Do go to a yoga class for proper instruction. I don't advise self- taught video yoga: inc injury. ...See more

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What can yoga and qigong have in common?

What can yoga and qigong have in common?

Eastern origins!: Yoga is traced back to ancient hindu philosophy, observation and theories of energy distribution in the body in india and qi gong, derives from ancient chinese philosophy, observation and theories about energy and it's distribution in the body. Both are considered 'alternative' perspectives to the western or greco-roman approach to these things so it's good have a liberal arts education 4 medicine. ...Read more

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What is yoga good for? & is it effective?

What is yoga good for? & is it effective?

21 reasons 2 do yoga: #17: Eases cancer recovery. According to one study, breast cancer patients who practiced yoga for up to three hours a week while undergoing radiation had a greater reduction in stress hormones than did patients who simply stretched or did neither. Ref. AARP, 5/2017. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Yoga programs (Tip)

It's a myth that: yoga is the best exercise for everyone. ...See more

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What are the reasons that people do yoga?

What are the reasons that people do yoga?

21 reasons 2 do yoga: #21: Controls diabetes. Men with type 2 diabetes who practiced yoga for six months saw a substantial decrease in their blood glucose levels, a new study found. Ref: AARP, 5/2017 ...Read more

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Yoga for beginners. What do you recommend?

Yoga for beginners. What do you recommend?

Gentle: Take a gentle beginners yoga class near your home. Usually hatha yoga is quite gentle. Don't compete with anyone in the class. Often more advanced students take beginners classes to do more yoga. Just do what you can in class and don't worry about anyone else. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Zooker Dr. Zooker
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Yoga programs (Tip)

Yoga is for everyone. Just ask your instructor how to modify poses to accommodate your injury/needs. ...See more

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Is it good to do yoga or need to be guided?

Is it good to do yoga or need to be guided?

Class at first: As with most skills, learning from a good teacher helps considerably. Check and see if there are classes. Usually it realy is good for most people ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: yoga?

What is the definition or description of: yoga?

Body and mind: 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 called self-transcendence or enlightenment. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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