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Doctor insights on: Yoga Rabbit Pose

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What's better tai chi chih or yoga?

What's better tai chi chih or yoga?

Depends: The answer to that question depends on you. You have to ask yourself what you want out of a practice such as tai chi or yoga. What are you interested in more? Perhaps you don't have to decide, you could participate in both! it's all up to you. Enjoy it! ...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


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Are common garden birds' poo (pigeons, raven's etc) dangerous to human health if left undealt with on garden furniture?

Are common garden birds' poo (pigeons, raven's etc) dangerous to human health if left undealt with on garden furniture?

Guano (bird poop): Bird poop (or guano) is usually a nuisance more than a health risk, there can be a risk of disease transmission, especially for those with weakened immune systems. Clean up with soap and hot water whenever you have contact with bird droppings. The guano does not present more problems if left for more time on the furniture. ...Read more

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Do accidentally inhaled dandruff flakes (or even a single flake) pose any danger?

Do accidentally inhaled dandruff flakes (or even a single flake) pose any danger?

Likely not: Dandruff are flakes of skin. Unless it's infected with bacteria, which it usually isn't, accidentally breathing in a flake should not pose a problem. ...Read more

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What muscles do the triangle pose in yoga work out?

What muscles do the triangle pose in yoga work out?

See below: If done with proper alignment, trikonasana (triangle pose) will work your hip extensors including buttock muscles and hamstrings, core abdominal and back muscles and provide an excellent stretch to your obliques. ...Read more

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What risks do noisy environments like arenas pose?

What risks do noisy environments like arenas pose?

Auditory: The same auditory risks that can be found in combat - hearing loss & possibly tinnitus. Additionally, if crowded it can cause some people to have an increase in anxiety. ...Read more

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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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What's the proper breathing technique for Bikram yoga?

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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I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more

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What makes jivamukti yoga more beneficial than other forms of vinyasa yoga?

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

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Do pedicures at salons pose a health risk?

Probably not: The mechanical aspects of this are totally safe. There are some potentially toxic chemicals but the exposure as a client would be an insignificant risk. I wonder however about the employees who have this exposure hour after hour; day after day. ...Read more

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Boy 9mo actual, 6.5mo adjusted asymmetric IUGR. Sitting independent, good balance, hates tummy time, won't roll. Rolled only handful of times. Help!

 Boy 9mo actual, 6.5mo adjusted asymmetric IUGR. Sitting independent, good balance, hates tummy time, won't roll. Rolled only handful of times. Help!

Discuss with babydoc: There is more going on here than can be posed in the space provided. The best resource for help is the pediatrician that has been regularly seeing your child. Discuss with them your concerns. They know your baby's history and they also have knowledge of available resources in your general area. They will be able to assess your baby's development and offer appropriate referrals necessary. ...Read more

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I have suspected sle. Is Bikram yoga safe to practise?

I have suspected sle. Is Bikram yoga safe to practise?

See below: I am not familiar with this type of yoga, but what recommend to my patients is that if it gentle yoga and not extreme poses where one might injury oneself, this would be fine to try. ...Read more

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Can outdoor dog that paws the ground give me or my fetus toxo?

Can outdoor dog that paws the ground give me or my fetus toxo?

It can.: In western countries, the main source of maternal infection is thought to be ingestion of toxoplasma contained in undercooked or cured meat or meat products. Ingestion of oocysts, from contact with soil, or eating soil-contaminated fruit or vegetables is also a major source of infection, so your dog can get you infected. ...Read more

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Do infrared (ir) cameras pose a risk to human eyes?

Do infrared (ir) cameras pose a risk to human eyes?

Tnfra red light: The amount of infra red light emitted by a camera has no ocular effect. ...Read more

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Is stepping in dog urine barefoot hazardous to my health?

Is stepping in dog urine barefoot hazardous to my health?

Unlikely: Unlikely but it is possible to contract leptospirosis if an immunocompromised person comes in contact with urine from a dog infected with leptospira, a bacterial spirochete. In humans, it usually causes mild flu-like symptoms but can result in high fever, severe headache, hepatitis, abdominal pain, diarrhea, or rash. ...Read more

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Cleft chin..Any yoga technique?

Cleft chin..Any yoga technique?

Cleft Chin: Filler injection is a very easy treatment for a cleft chin with little recovery. In the past, collagen injections were used, generally due to lack of better options. Currently, hyaluronic acid fillers (restylane, juvederm) and calcium hydroxylapatite (radiesse) offer better long term correction than collagen -3 months vs 6 months or more. ...Read more