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Yoga is considered to be safe for healthy people to practice. Studies have found it to be well tolerated, with few side effects. People with certain medical conditions should not use some yoga practices. Use caution if you have disc disease of the spine, high or low blood pressure, glaucoma, retinal detachment, fragile or atherosclerotic arteries, ear problems, a risk of blood clots, severe osteoporosis, or cervical spondylitis.
Although yoga during pregnancy is safe if practiced under expert guidance, pregnant women should avoid certain poses that may be problematic.
The American Yoga Foundation
American Yoga is the spiritual dimension of the alignment and breathing work developed by Monica Lind Hathaway.
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