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June 11, 2009 - 3:51 am
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Namaskar Kitty,

About the red veins in your eyes. I am a Yoga teacher, but I am not a medical doctor. You should see a medical doctor as soon as possible. No doctor can give you a medical opinion, which requires observation, via the Internet. These conditions vary from person to person. However, stop performing any inversions, right now, and seek a professional opinion from your doctor.

Assuming that you mean "Parvatasana," for the first asana, there is nothing wrong with the pranayams and asanas you have chosen, but you should walk, bike, or swim. The body needs to move more and you are still young. For example the target for daily walking should be 10,000 steps. You can measure this with a pedometer.

Physical cross training is wise for weight management, but there are other factors in gaining weight. The diet we eat, the time we eat, thyroid health, and fibroids can also be factors. Women can easily develop fibroids in their late 30's to 50's.

The asanas and pranayams you mentioned should be fine during menstruation. There is some debate about inversions during menstruation, but you should not be performing any inversions with the eye problems you are having.

Please see a doctor quickly. The veins protruding within the eyes is not a good sign and I do not want to speculate on the possibilities, but this is something you must take care of now.

OM Shanti,

Paul

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I trust and pray that you made progress Kitty. This is a valuable thread you started. Since there is above information about pranayama, I hope the following will be useful. Here are Pranayama tips to anyone breathe properly.

- You can eliminate some nervous system and cardiovascular disorders when you know how to breathe properly.

- You need to be able to relax when doing any breathing exercises.

- Make sure to lie down when focusing on the different breathing patterns.

- You will want to fill the abdomen to its capacity and then slowly release.

- These exercises will be effortless.

- You can discover other breathing techniques online.

Everyone's lives seem crazy, as their days are filled with too many activities. This can bring on certain cardiovascular and nervous system disorders. This is why it is important to find healthy defense mechanisms like a yoga program to counteract some of the stress.

However, if you want to really appreciate all of the benefits of yoga, it is important to know how to breathe properly. Your body will quickly start to experience healthy benefits when it learns how to breathe with a full yoga breath. Then the idea is to learn how to do it on a regular basis.

Whenever you start a breathing exercise, it should be done somewhere comfortable. You will want to lie flat and close your eyes. You want to recognize the body's natural breathing patterns and then start adding deeper breathes. The goal is to get the abdomen to fill all the way up to its maximum capacity.

The next step in the process is to start extending and lengthening so the lungs are completely filled with air. Then you will start releasing the air in a fluid pattern so the lungs completely empty. It takes time to learn all the necessary yoga tips for breathing properly. However, as with anything, practice makes perfect, and it won't be long until the exercise is releasing your stress in bundles.

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