"The seated forward bend can take a very long time to master. The muscles, tendons and ligaments of the hip region are very powerful and it can take a long time to effect change. Also a willingness to let go of emotional issues can speed up the…"
"I think it would be risky to say that yoga prevents cancer, however there are certain things that are known about cancer that it seems yoga, and especially the yogic diet, might help with. I'm not a doctor and I don't advocate yoga as a means to…"
"Well most yoga people eventually follow the yogic diet, vegetarian but also eating dairy, but not eggs, no onions or garlic, fresh, organic food. Many are vegan. But the important thing is that yoga should not be about giving things up so much as it…"
"There are a lot of different ways to do meditation depending on which tradition you follow. If the kind you are doing appeals to you and you feel drawn to it, then it can be different than what your friend does and still be right. Also, not everyone…"
"That's great Sooraj. The best would be to not try to think about what the results should be. You have for sure received benefits from this meditation, although they may not be apparent to you or what you expected. Keep going with your practice with…"
"Sitkari and Sitali are two good pranayamas for reducing body heat. If you go to the videos link on this website I know there is a video showing sitali, if you don't know how to do it already. Hope you feel better.
"1) Between 4 and 6 is recommended but if you are not able to practice at this time, it is better to practice at some other time and be able to stick with it. Regularity in all things is the most important thing.
2) Any seated posture that you can…"
"Oh best of luck Lark with the depression. There is a really good book I highly recommend which helped me a lot in this area called "Honor Your Anger" by Beverly Engel. You can get it on amazon.com. I found it to be life changing because it helped me…"
"For high blood pressure I think you can do any of the yoga asanas except inversions. Inversions, where the head is lower than the heart, bring the blood into the upper part of the body and raise the blood pressure so you want to avoid those. Also…"