Yoga is commonly known as a generic term for a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline

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What is the name of this acro yoga move?

What is this acro yoga move called, where the base is standing, the flyer stands next to them and leaps onto the opposite shoulder of the base, while the base supports and lifts them with both hands?
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Curved Back with feet under hamstrings & back on floor: how to improve Curved Back?

The position has legs under buttocks and trying to get back to the floor straight. I understand this that the ideal position is to have the back more close to ground. Anatomically, I attribute the ...
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Is it possible to move each toe individually?

I'm wondering if it is possible (probably with lot of training) to control each of my toe independently of the others. Big toe and pinky: no problem, but the three middle ones... I can't. This ...
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Any Yoga routine for Skinny Guys to Gain Muscles?

As I know Yoga can give us many benefits in many ways to our body. I am a skinny guy and I think yoga will also help me to gain muscles. But is there any regular Yoga routine for Skinny Guy Rules to ...
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How often and how long should yoga be practiced for optimal health benefit?

Yoga is a very varied way of exercise -- e.g., doing Surya Namaskar many times will of course improve one's stamina; most of the yoga asanas will build both strength and flexibility; some will help to ...
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108 Surya Namaskar - What are they counting

I'm not sure if I should post here, or on Hinduism forum, as it is Yoga and Power workout. I have been doing Surya Namaskar in the morning. I am comfortable at 30 rounds. But according to ...
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Meditation (Relaxation or breathing exercises) after exercise - Is it a good practice?

Is it a good practice to meditate or do some breathing exercises (like Pranayam, Analom-Vilom) soon after daily gym exercise? It felt to me that during our gym exercises the heartbeat rate increases ...
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Yoga for Muscle Gain?

So, I'm not exactly a gym-going kind of guy; I like outdoor action sports like trail running and mountain biking. However, I've come to a point where all this lower body exercise has made me sort of ...
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Significance of dead body pose in yoga

My yoga instructor always asks me to finish off my session with the dead body pose. I understand the need and benefits of a cooling off session but when I'm hard pressed for time I sometimes skip it. ...
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Yoga & Weight-Loss

Yoga is known to improve the flexibility of human body, and also improves muscle tone. But does it actually helps in weight-loss?
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Are back bends in yoga bad for someone with high blood pressure?

Back bends in yoga are know to have beneficial effects on ones body. It counteracts the forward bending that is very prevalent in our daily lives - driving a car, working on a computer etc. But I've ...
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Can I increase my height after 24? [duplicate]

I am 24 years old. I am ready to do exercise and yoga too..
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How far should one stretch when doing yoga?

What is the typical threshold for how far one should stretch in, say, doing a forward bend? There are different levels of discomfort—and I know one should not stretch to the point of pain, but when ...
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Cramping in the soles of my feet during certain stretches

I always used to be a very flexible person. In middle school, I could do full splits straddle and front-and-back on both sides. Even into high school and college, I continued to be able to do lotus ...
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Doing Yoga in Socks

Is doing yoga in regular socks okay? Are the yoga toe socks better, the same, or worse than doing yoga barefoot? Just a little background: I am going to soon begin a yoga class at my local gym, but ...
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Pilates- Taking time to learn form versus… actually doing it?

I bought this manual on the Pilates method and upon reading it, I was pretty surprised how wrong my form has been all along. This manual has enough detail for each exercise to effectively keep ...
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What is this exercise/pose called?

Standing on one foot, other foot above the head, back arched, hands reach over the head, grasping the foot. So legs are in a 'splits' position. I wanna look into how to progress into such a position, ...
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Yoga for Flat abdomen

I have read in many articles that the key for flat abs is weight training. Such as squats and other stuffs and the nutrition too. But I have been doing the weight training for a while (approximately 6 ...
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Improving breathing in a deeply bent leg situation (diaphragm compression?)

I don't know if this is something idiosyncratic or just something that everyone deals with, but I have a difficult time breathing when my diaphragm is compressed, such as when I'm crouching (which ...
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How to eliminate pain while performing half-pigeon?

I practice yoga fairly frequently -- a minimum of 2 times per week, usually Warm Vinyasa flow. One pose that I have been unable to get comfortable in is half-pigeon, despite increased flexibility ...
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How to safely approach the lotus position for someone with tight hips?

I've got serious leg flexibility problems and have some lateral knee clicking and knee pain and tendonitis. Basically too much driving and cycling with no stretching i think. If I try and get into ...
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Due to the office timings (1 to 10 PM) doing workout late in the morning 10:00 AM has any impact on fitness?

Due to the office timings (1 to 10 PM) i do workout/yoga late in the morning around 10:00 AM and also go to bed late in the night around 1or 2 AM. So does this time slot has any impact on the physical ...
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Is it okay to do workouts immediately after doing yoga?

Usually, I do yoga (pranayam and some asnas) around 1 hour and immediate after this I also do some set of workouts like leg raise, push ups, mountain climbers etc. Is that okay or should I have some ...
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Daily Yoga routine

I wish to find some universal yoga complex for every day, for 30-45 min. to do it at home to make it a habit. I wached a lot of videos, read a lot, even loaded a mobile app. with different sessions ...
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Yoga for muscle imbalances?

I used to follow a faulty workout regime that emphasised anterior chain more while stretching the posterior chain more, meaning horrendous posture and muscle strength imbalance. I'm considering yoga ...
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Yoga for tight hip flexors

I do have tight hip flexors & so have hyperlordosis. I have been doing many standing yoga poses (like warrior - 1\2\3 half moon pose, triangle pose) for last 2-3 months, but progress is very slow. ...
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Does it defeat the purpose to bring a frozen water bottle to hot yoga?

I have developed a habit of bringing a frozen water bottle to my Bikram Yoga class. When it gets really hellish, having a sip of still very cold water definitely neutralizes me better than drinking ...
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Why is it so hard balancing the Vrikshasana pose when the eyes are closed?

If I close my eyes doing the Vrikshasana or Garudasana pose, I lose balance. Is there a way to solve this?
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Should I do yoga if I have flu symptoms?

This morning I started to have flu symptoms, soar throat, sneezing, etc. Should I stay home or the yoga class might improve the symptoms?
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Can't do handstand presses

I'd like to be able to do handstand presses but can't. I can't even lift my feet off the ground or even get that close. What muscle groups do I need to develop in order to be able to do this move? ...
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Does cycling tighten hamstrings?

I've always been unable to touch my toes. This is becoming increasingly problematic for my yoga. Of course focusing on stretching my hamstrings helps and I'm making progress but I'm concerned that my ...
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Which type of Yoga focuses more on flexibility?

I am currently doing the Strong Lifts program (pretty similar to Starting Strength). My hips and shoulders are giving me trouble when doing squats and the overhead press. I want to increase ...
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What is the difference between a crane pose and a frog tuck? [closed]

Crane poses are yoga moves: A frog tuck, as I understand it, is mainly a gymnastics move that's taught as a progression to, among other things, planches: Are they pretty much the same thing, ...
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What is the difference between a turtle freezes and a peacock pose? [closed]

A turtle freeze is, as I understand it, a breakdancing move where you hold yourself parallel to the ground with your body weight going into your elbows. Pic: Isn't this essentially a peacock yoga ...
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Yoga and Strength training

I have been working out for the past 6 months and realised that I need to incorporate a change in my workout routine to avoid boredom creeping in. I started alternating between yoga and strength from ...
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proper fitness routine

After so much reference from the Internet. I myself planned a fitness routine aiming for a lean and toned body like this in the following picture I currently weigh 67 kg and 173 cm. I have planned ...
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making a 70 kg fit body with proper muscle toning

Myself 21 years old male. I used to weigh 76 kg (height - 174 cm which is still same) earlier 3 or 4 months ago. As a matter of weight reduction and muscle toning(specially chest and abs)...I started ...
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Adding Strength Training to Yoga

I'm 40, Male and have been doing hot yoga (Bikram) for a few months - go 4 times a week. I guess my metabolism is slowing down and am having trouble keeping weight off and seem to be loosing muscle ...
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How do I prevent the scraping that occurs when I rotate my leg about my hip?

I recently started taking parkour lessons and after a full day of vaulting and jumping around, the area around my hip flexor (or possible the hip flexor itself, I'm not a doctor) hurts. For some ...
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balancing on other people [closed]

So the other day I saw two people sorta balancing on one another. Person A was on their back with their feet and hands in the air holding up person B who was sorta moving around on person A's hands / ...
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Is it safe to exercise after taking bath?

I read in some yoga books that it is not recommended to exercise after taking a bath. Is there reason to this. Is it safe to exercise after bath. I am interested if a prior bath delays the time ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a thinner yoga mat?

I practice Bikram and have been using a 3 mm mat which is now well due for replacement. I am wondering if it makes sense to aspire for an even thinner mat, i.e. if it is better for you to practice on ...
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Exercises to recover from mild pain around the 3rd lumbar vertebrae?

I am sitting a lot in the front of the computer, sometimes in not the very best position, mostly seated at the desk but also at home with the laptop not sited on the chair. Sometimes I have a mild ...
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How can I keep my shoulders and wrists from dislocating when doing yoga?

I'm double-jointed in a lot of places, one of which is my shoulders. Every time I raise my arms straight over my head my shoulders dislocate. It's not really painful, just uncomfortable. It also makes ...
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Yoga without the spiritualism

I am a big fan of yoga. I am looking to start practicing at least 3 times a week. My issue is I do not have time for a trainer as my job is time consuming. I have tried watching videos but I get ...
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What is difference between Yoga and Power Yoga?

How do you differentiate between Yoga and Power-Yoga? What are the key differences between them? How should one maintain intake of food before or after doing yoga? Can both types be done on the same ...
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Yoga for obese male

Is there a type of yoga that would be do able for an obese male with the limitations of obesity and gender (if there are) considered?
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Can both Yoga and Bodybuilding be done on same day?

I would like to know is it worth doing both Yoga and Bodybuilding on the same day regularly?
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What are the best benefits of yoga (versus cardio and weight training)?

I currently do cardio and weight training, but my friend is trying to get me to take yoga. The biggest benefit seems to be flexibility. Are there any other big benefits to yoga versus these other ...
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Is there a name for this type of yoga/balance movement?

This is kind of strange question, but I'm wondering if there's a specific name for the type of movement I'm describing (I'm not sure if it's a "real" yoga movement or what) - I have tried to search ...