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Pain, Spine, & Rehab Associates

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine Specialists located in Gaithersburg, MD

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all adults engage in 30-60 minutes of physical activity five days a week. Regular exercise offers many health benefits, from weight control to an enhanced sense of well-being. Regular exercise can improve your health and mood, but when you suffer from chronic pain you may fear that any high-impact activity could worsen your discomfort. The team at Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates in Gaithersburg, Maryland, can help you get the exercise you need without the risk of injury or discomfort with yoga. To learn more about their yoga classes, call Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates or request an appointment online today.

Yoga Q & A

What is yoga?

Yoga is an ancient mind-body practice that combines movement, stretching, and breathing to improve health and sense of well-being. While yoga has been part of the Indian culture for nearly 5,000 years, it’s only recently gained popularity as a form of exercise in the United States. 

What are the different types of yoga?

There are many different types of yoga that use different techniques and breathing exercises to help you achieve your health goals. Some of the types include:

Ashtanga yoga

Ashtanga yoga is an ancient form of yoga that became popular in the 1970s. It combines the rapid movement of specific yoga postures to your breathing.

Bikram yoga

Also known as hot yoga, Bikram yoga is a type of yoga that takes place in a room heated to a specific temperature.

Hatha yoga

Hatha yoga often serves as a general starting point for yoga beginners and teaches general yoga poses.

Power yoga

Power yoga is a more intense, cardiovascular form of yoga that utilizes the same philosophy as Ashtanga yoga.

Restorative yoga

Restorative yoga is a relaxing form of yoga that uses various props, such as a blanket or a towel, as you move into various poses.

No one type of yoga is better than another, but you may prefer specific types based on your fitness level. At Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates we are proud to offer a gentle yoga class suitable for all fitness levels, in conjunction with Vitality Fitness and Wellness based out of our Gaithersburg location. We hope to add more yoga and general fitness classes to the schedule soon. Please visit our Facebook page or call the office for scheduled times and to sign-up.

What are the benefits of yoga?

Yoga offers many benefits to both your body and mind. Through gentle movement, poses, and stretches, yoga engages your body and muscles to improve your fitness and strength. The breathing and meditative part of yoga may help you reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and improve positive thinking. 

Am I a good candidate for yoga?

The team at Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates can determine if you’re a good candidate for their yoga classes. Yoga is a gentle form of exercise that can suit any fitness level and may make a great addition to your treatment plan to help you gain control over your pain.

However, if you have an injury or underlying health condition, the team may suggest other methods of activity, such as physical therapy, to help improve your health and wellness. Once your condition has improved or healed, then you may be able to participate in yoga classes.

We are proud to offer our Yoga classes in conjunction with Vitality Fitness and Wellness, well known in the Gaithersburg area. To learn more about the yoga classes at Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates, call today.