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Yoga And Hiv

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Yoga for HIV group in Miami, FL

Posted by MoonDreamer
I'm a yoga instructor living with HIV for the past 14 yrs. I want to share the many benefits of yoga so I'm going to be teaching a class specially designed to boost our immune system and deal with the other many issues affecting us. The class will... Read more »

hiv and yoga

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello!!! I am a 38 year old man living in London, who has been living with hiv for over 20 years and am in excellent health and spirts. I put this down to a recipe of yoga, meditation, diet, therapy, great sex and good helathy relationships! I teach... Read more »

HIV / Atripla & Bikram Yoga???

Posted by Surfer, 3 Replies
Has anyone tried this? I have been on Atripla now for a few months and recently started Bikram Yoga. I used to practice Bikram before finding out the news and stopped. Just want to hear other peoples view on it.

Thank you. Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 2 Replies
Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev
From: akumar

My dear Brothers & Sisters,

Re: Great ancient Indian science "Yoga & Pranayama" is a boon for HIV & AIDS patients.

I am impressed by the Great job,... Read more »

Iyengar Yoga teacher cycles 575 miles for AIDS

Posted by ynot, 3 Replies
I believe that World History is a reflection of the thoughts, actions and words, of Human Beings. Therefore, I have chosen to be a positive addition to History. And, I strive to live a non- violent (ahimsa) and empowering way of life.

In June 2005,... Read more »
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HIV Antibody Dissapearing? Yoga

Hi Dr. Bob! My question is say a person is HIV Positive and undergoes treatment -is it possible that they test negative for HIV during the antibody test after sometime after successfull treatment with meds or all HIV postive people no matter how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, that does not happen. Even though antiretroviral drugs can drive HIV plasma viral load to "undetectable" levels for extended periods of time, the HIV-antibody test will remain positive. If it didn't, we'd essentially have... Read more »

5 Most Beneficial Yoga postures

What do you recommend as the best 5 yoga postures for HIV/AIDS folks? I am a yoga teacher starting a new class for Desert Aids Project and would like your experience. Thank you. Kristin...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Well... you sure you want to limit this only to the five best?Based on the medical research done on this issue - I'd say the top three postures include the Adherence salutation, the Posture of the potent combo, and the breath of maximally... Read more »

Hot Yoga

Hi Dr. BobI have a question about HIV and Hot Yoga. Hot Yoga is a series of 26 yoga postures performed in a room that is 115 degrees farenheit and with room humidity somewhere around 50%. The class is physially exhausting for anyone. You break a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey G,Hot yoga sounds hot! Can I come and watch? (I'll post below some questions from the archives about my yoga experiences.)As for your question, I see no reason whatsoever why you shouldn't continue to turn your body into a sweaty... Read more »

Yoga, heating the internal body or restorative?

Greetings. I am very sorry to have missed you in Palm Springs. I am a provider for Desert AIDS Project-clients & Employees. I teach a Restorative yoga and find my class likes to be challenged, strengthened. I have read that it is not advised to...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Kristin:I am really not an expert on yoga at all but have tried it myself and all I can say is that it feels great for bringing stress down and getting better flexibility. I would strongly recommend it for all HIVers! I am sorry I missed you also in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Yoga Workshop for HIV-Positive People

The non-profit Yoga Group Inc. provides free yoga classes three times weekly for people with HIV and their accompanying partners and caregivers. A beginners' workshop will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on April 9. The classes meet at the Iyengar Yoga... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Re-Centering Our Approach to Gay and Bisexual Men's Health and HIV Prevention

Yoga classes. Spirituality discussion groups. Smoking cessation programs. Sports teams. Anti-homophobia workshops. You may be asking yourself: "What do these things have to do with HIV prevention? And why do they matter for gay and bisexual men... Read more »
Being Alive

Yoga for What Ails You

My doctor recently told me that I'm at risk for high blood pressure and placed me on blood pressure medication. What's the best way to augment my workout routine in this situation? HIVers who participated in a regular yoga program experienced a... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Ambassador of Healing

The journey of yoga instructor and YouthAIDS ambassador Seane Corn begins in the most improbable of all places -- Heaven -- and carries her to corners of the world that may appear to some to be closer to hell. But the journey has ultimately led her... Read more »