Q&A – Yoga
From mastering the asanas to yoga for weight loss and office yoga tips, Trisha Maharaj Singh takes on your questions on yoga. A trained Bharatnatyam dancer, Tai Chi Master, Reiki practitioner and a qualified lawyer – Trisha has chosen yoga as a way of life.
Trisha runs a Yoga and Wellness studio in Pune to help people rediscover the transformative power of yoga. She has also come out with a DVD titled Power Yoga by the Times group. Trisha takes power yoga classes in India’s leading acting school, Actor Prepares, started by Anupam Kher. She has trained a number of celebrities including international pop star, Belinda Carlisle. Her classes are a combination of classical asanas and alignment, strength and dynamic sequences, yoga therapy and pranayam and, most importantly, laughter!
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This week’s answers:
I am 48 years old. i had an accident in 1995 from that time i cant sit down with folded legs. can i do yoga as the left leg has no femur ball due to which there is very restricted moment.
Do not sit on the ground with folded legs if you have no femur in your left leg..But strenghten your legs with standing poses – tadasan and virbhadrasn However, you will need to do some physiotherapy and yoga therapy for 6 months regularly to improve this condition. I would recommend a good medical yoga class.
I want reduce my weight…i am 24 years old now and weigh 74 kg. Can yoga help me to lose fat?
I have answered this question for weight loss.
I am 50 years old. Six months back mensus stopped. After menopause, my stomach is enlarging. To reduce my big size stomach, what to do?
Post menopausal weight is a common problem. You must do regular exercise,12 suryanamaskars a day will be enough to start with and also do anulom vilom pranayam for 2-5 minutes a day. In summer walk in a pool and keep your stomach tight all the time except after meals.
Hi…I’m 25 yrs of age… my weight is 102.. i suffer from severe back problem due to slipdisk.. i cannot even sit on the floor… i want to loose my weight… pls suggest wt shld i do?
Slip disc is a very tender situation and you must be very careful for the next few years. So do setubandh asan but a very mild lift in your hips. Also do ardha chandrasan against a wall with supervision. Always sleep on your back or on the side. Lie on your back every day for 5-10 mins with your legs bent and up on a chair.