Posts Tagged ‘yoga’

How yoga benefits breast cancer survivors

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

saf_240x240_mar4A new study has found that yoga can benefit women who are undergoing treatment for breast cancer, as it regulates stress and fights fatigue.

The research has found that patients, who participated in yoga exercises that incorporated controlled breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques into their treatment plan, experienced improved ability to engage in their daily activities, better general health and better regulation of stress hormone cortisol.

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, revealed that Women in the yoga group were also better equipped to find meaning in the illness experience and it can benefit cancer patients by comparing their experience with patients in an active control group who integrated simple, generic stretching exercises into their lives.

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Yoga enhances gynecological health: Dr. Sharma

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Dr_02_240x240Dr. Himani Sharma has completed her Diplomate National Board (New Delhi) Obstetrics & Gynecology in 2007. For further training and experience she joined as Senior Registrar in Public Hospital at Mumbai and later also worked at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.

She has over 6 years of successful clinical experience after post­graduation. Her clinical specialities include maternity antenatal care, painless delivery, hysterectomy, myomectomy, infertility counsellings, treatment of polycystic ovarian disease, menstrual disorders and menopausal disorders.

Dr. Himani Sharma answered Sify readers’ queries related to the above in an exclusive chat. Read the transcript below.

Dear Doctor, I am trying for 2 child since last 1 year, but not been able to conceive. My age is 40 and have regular periods. Kindly advice
Considering the age and as you have already tried for one year, you and your husband both need to get infertility work up done.

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Yoga lowers fatigue and inflammation in breast cancer survivors

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

ffdd_03_240x240A new study has revealed that practicing yoga for as little as three months can reduce fatigue and lower inflammation in breast cancer patients.

At the six-month point of the study- three months after the formal yoga practice had ended- results showed that on average, fatigue was 57 percent lower in women who had practiced yoga compared to the non-yoga group, and their inflammation was reduced by up to 20 percent.

The participants had completed all breast cancer treatments before the start of the study and only yoga novices were recruited for the randomized, controlled clinical trial.

Participants practiced yoga in small groups twice a week for 12 weeks. Women making up the control group were wait-listed to receive the same yoga sessions once the trial was over. During the study, they were instructed to go about their normal routines and not to do yoga.

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Ayurveda Q&A: Detoxification therapies for diabetes

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

DrGowthaman240111Dr Gowthaman, Founder and Medical Director, rVita Ayurveda and Yoga Centers and www.rvita.com, answers readers’ questions on Ayurveda.

Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Tuesday.

My mother is suffering from sleeplessness stress and anxiety. She is being treated for this with ayurvedic medicines. She has been prescribed following medicines
A.B rasa
Dadimastaka choorna
Panchamrita PRT
Pravala bhasma DDP
Sarpaganda churna
Shankapushpi churna
Gokshura churna
But the problem is she is facing dysentery, shivering and weakness. Please recommend the remedy for this.

Hi, All these above medicines are good for dysentery and diarrhoea related problems. She is suffering for mal absorption syndrome; please stop all the medications except the Dadimashtaka choornam. This powder please give 3 gm mixed with warm water or Diluted buttermilk, thrice daily 30 minutes after food.

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Yoga enhances cancer treatment

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Researchers have found that combining centuries-old practice of yoga with nutrition education can help young cancer patients manage their disease today and lay the foundation for a healthy future.

Departments of Clinical Nutrition and Rehabilitation Services have created a program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital that focuses on all of the benefits of yoga, which include balance, coordination, a decrease in pain and improving quality of life.

Jessica Sparrow, an occupational therapist trained in providing yoga for children, at the rehabilitation services said that having this special combination of yoga and nutrition as a service provided for patients is a true complement to treatment.

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Enjoy Christmas with a 5 day Pre-Cleanse program

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Christmas celebrations are already in the air with New Year not far away. Indeed, everyone is looking for a way to indulge in scrumptious plum cakes, sinful chocolates and delicious savouries, keeping fitness intact.

Well, enjoy yourself this New Year by including a 5-day pre-Christmas cleanse with lifestyle medicine techniques, which helps strengthen the body, boosts immunity, balance hormones, and reduce insulin resistance. Undeniably folks, regulation of your drives by simple nutrition, exercise and cognitive strategies, will involuntarily reduce portion size, replacing deprivation with self-regulation.

A good breakfast can include dry fruits and nuts, such as 2 dates, 2 apricots and 1tbsp raisins, 3 almonds, a walnut and 2 cashew nuts, with a glass of fresh vegetable juice.

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How to lose weight before wedding day

Friday, November 15th, 2013

In order to lose weight, there are two paths to be followed by a bride-to-be, either hitting the panic button and achieve nothing or plan out and follow a bridal bootcamp and be at one’s svelte best.

Following are some pointers to plan out the most effective exercise routine for some last-minute relief.

A bride can workout at home, join a fitness studio or a gym.

Whichever way the bride chooses, the ideal package requires a combination of strength/resistance training two to three times a weeks, as well as cardio and yoga/ pilates on the rest of the days alternatively, Andpersand reported.

Most women are conscious of flabby arms, stout thighs or a flabby mid-line.

Therefore, it’s best to concentrate on these trouble spots during the bootcamp routine, where one could opt for pilates, TRX, body combat or yoga for the quickest results.

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5 myths about yoga debunked

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

There are many myths going around about yoga, which absolutely intimidate newcomers.

Vyda Bielkus, co-founder of Boston’s Health Yoga Life, and Eva Norlyk Smith, managing editor for YogaU Online, helped debunk some common yoga myths.

It’s not necessary for a person to be flexible to start yoga. In fact, Bielkus said yoga can help you gain some flexibility quite quickly. She asserted that there are subtle adjustments that a person can make to every pose so that they can benefit from the movement but aren’t in pain, the Huffington Post reported.

Another myth which has been busted is that it is heavy on wallet; they said that community and donation-based classes that don’t cost a thing and many studios promote monthly packages and discounts.

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Aerobic exercise helps building stamina: Hema Gidwani Rajpal

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Hema Gidwani Rajpal is an American College of Sports Medicine Qualified Fitness, Nutrition & Weight Management Consultant and licensed zumba fitness instructor.

She specializes in personal training for women and group fitness training for women, men & kids through zumba, dance aerobics, power yoga, bollywood dance, belly dance workout, kick box, pilates, muscular endurance & strength training, swiss ball & resistance tubing exercises & artistic stretching.

Hema Gidwani Rajpal answered Sify readers’ queries related to the above in an exclusive chat. Read the transcript below.

Are people who sweat more are healthier? Thanks

Sweating is the body’s way of cooling itself off and maintaining a healthy temperature. People are born with sweat glands. Fit people sweat more efficiently by sweating sooner during workouts, when their body temperature is lower. However, a sedentary person working at the same intensity will heat up a lot faster and possibly sweat more. Also, overweight people sweat more profusely than normal weight individuals because fat acts as an insulator that raises core temperature. So, its not that people who sweat more are healthier. Thanks

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Bend your back to save those beautiful hair

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Does combing your hair sends shivers down your spine? Try these yoga poses which can help to stop hair loss. However it’s very important for us to understand that yoga can help to prevent the condition at first stage rather and results shown in prevention can be better than the results shown in cure. Read on to know how an ancient practice can help you to prevent hair loss.

Hair condition is directly related with your general health. In fact your hair condition is a direct barometer of your own health. Beautiful hair is truly your crowning glory.The main reasons for hair loss are stress, hormonal disorders, bad eating habits, diseases, drugs, hair dyes, genetic disorders, smoking, etc.

Doing yoga and meditation to restrict hair-loss will not only give you healthy hair, but also benefit your whole system. It will improve your all round health physically and mentally also. Yoga will help enhance circulation of blood in the scalp, improve digestion and reduce anxiety and stress too.

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