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After being diagnosed with cancer, Radhika benefitted from training in yoga and meditation.
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I have two quessuons 1 I have a pain in my left leg knee. Doctor advised me to take calcium tablets and allowed yoga without jumps ? Can I do yoga? 2.i started yoga since last 6 days Geting cough in the night ? Is it due to yoga ? If so what is the temedy ? Regards

Ans: You can definitely practice yoga under guidance. Postures are extremely beneficial when done correctly. Without directly impacting the left knee you can work on the upper body, the core and the waist. Calcium is good to have, so definitely take it in its prescribed dosage. The morning sunlight is also very good to build bone strength. Drink warm water throughout the day. Eat plenty of drumsticks as they contain high amounts of calcium and iron that will help you heal the knee faster. Avoid preservative and fermented foods. You cannot get coughing because of Yoga, if anything Practicing yoga will only help heal the body overall. Try drinking a warm glass of milk that is infused with turmeric and ghee. It’s an age old grandmothers recipe.
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Dear Mam. Glad to know that there are so many questions you have answered on yoga. I am following yoga for last 9 months, on an average for 4 days in a week and meditation for almost on daily basis, with evening walks for 7k steps average. In around Sep 2022, i got my blood tests done, which i was not getting it done usually. There was slight scale up on all parameters like Tsh, Sugar and more specific cholesterol was bit on higher side. I have been practicing yoga since Dec 2022 and now i feel great and any day missed without yoga is not the nice feeling. After regular yoga and diet pattern, my gas, acidity, smomatch issues has gone, Tsh & Sugar normal, just in case of lipid, while - bad cholesterol and total cholesterol has come into the normal range, but good cholesteroal and triglicides has not yet touched to normal range. Doctor has given me very mild dose to bring triglisides to normal range. i am having this medicine since last 8 months on alternate days and could not stop this, off late. I have mild stress in 5 days in a month kind of worklife. The yoga i do are 1 hour a day- 10 min calming down, warm up - 15 min, suryanamaskar - 20 min, 20 min - sleeping yoga and concluded with savasana. there are many types of yoga, which i am doing. my question is that, with this lifestyle, what benefits i can continue to reap and if i would able to come out of this mild dose of medicine of cholesterol?
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