Ailments / Disorders

Is it Possible to Lower Blood Pressure with Yoga?

While it may be a good idea to practise yoga to prevent and / or reduce high blood pressure, patients must not unilaterally take decisions, and most importantly, consult with their physicians before practising yoga or specific yoga postures. People suffering from hypertension should not, on their own, substitute yoga in place of anti-hypertensive drugs. Before taking any decision or action, patients must discuss with their physicians, and if and only if the physicians give a go ahead, patients must practise yoga only under the guidance of trained and qualified teachers.

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How Can Yoga Help to Release Shoulder Tension?

Where does shoulder tension come from? Whether it is from sitting at the computer all day, a difficult workout routine or just day-to-day activity and stressors, many people hold tension in their shoulders. It may feel like the side of the neck is actually getting shorter. In fact, it is often the levator scapulae, the muscle that attaches the shoulder blades to the neck, tensing up and pulling in an uncomfortable manner. However, this tension can be alleviated and eliminated through a Yoga routine.

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Hip Dysplasia – Yoga Exercises and Diet

The process of Yoga is to stretch and strengthen muscles. When considering Yoga for hip dysplasia, or any hip pain, be mindful of the method of Yoga you choose, in addition to being attentive to the individual Yoga moves. It’s important to move slowly and gently when building the muscles to support hip joints. Therapeutic Yoga, restorative Yoga, gentle Yoga, basic Hatha Yoga, or Anusara Yoga are examples of styles that hold postures. Unfortunately, Power Yoga, Flow Yoga, and Vinyasa, with their focus on a faster paced movement, are not advised.

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How to Stop Numbness Through Yoga

Through Yoga poses – such as neck stretches, chin tucks, pelvic tilts, and back stretches – help to reduce numbness and restore the…

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Yoga for Osteoporosis

For anyone with a pre-existing condition, a slow pace in a gentle Yoga class are the way to go. Yoga for osteoporosis is a viable…

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Modified Yoga Poses for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

There are several Yoga poses that help to relieve nerve and joint compression thereby relieving pain and increasing flexibility. Yoga…

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Teaching Modified Sun Salutations for Recovery

If a Yoga student is unable to stand or raise his or her arms overhead during the Sun Salutations, simply participating in the vinyasa through the breath will help to give your student a sense of inclusion in the class. Over time, the student may be able to stand and raise his or her arms overhead, and then flow into Standing Forward Fold.

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Teaching Yoga For Students With Arthritis

Yoga consists of breathing exercises, holding poses, meditation and other activities. A Restorative Hatha class gives a person complete freedom to perform the postures (asanas) without causing pain. People can modify yoga postures any way they want, to get the best possible alignment, and still gain the benefits. Yoga improves flexibility, enhances strength, balances muscle groups, boosts mental activity, improves physical energy, relieves stress, and improves one’s mood. Replacing constant pain, with positive feelings, is what separates physical yogic methodology from many fitness programs.

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