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Health Upsurge in Crown Heights

Physical therapist Chaim Backman says Crown Heights is home to an "upsurge of interest in health" and is organizing a wellness expo. Full Story

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re yoga
May 22, 2013 11:41 am

Obviously it’s not kosher and you just implicated yourself by referring to the discipline with several avodazara terms only used in this idol worshiping practice. Even the poses represent worship to the sun g-d, etc. You’re just trying to repackage something thinking you’re fooling people.

Re Yoga
May 2, 2013 1:57 pm

Here’s the deal with Yoga: Yoga currently practiced in studios in Crown Heights is Kosher. Authentic Eastern Yoga is not. What’s the difference? Eastern Yoga made up of 8 limbs/parts, 6 of which are Assur and 2 of which are Kosher. The two limbs that ARE kosher are Pranayama (breathing) and Asana (postures/movements). Yoga currently practiced in American studios in general is nothing like the spiritual practice seen In Ashrams in India. Some have sculptures present in the studio which are also Assur. In crown heights none of the aforementioned practices are present. Breathing and Movement IS kosher.

... and my brother!
May 1, 2013 4:30 pm

Yasher koach chaim! Always looking out for others. Lots of hatzlacha, fron all of us in milano

thats my dad!
April 30, 2013 3:09 pm
finally!
April 30, 2013 11:09 am

i’m glad to hear about the health fair; i hope some of the great health conscious trends we’re seeing in the secular world will start to have the positive impact they should in the Jewish world as well!

Get an MD!
April 30, 2013 10:42 am

Stop Smoking
Stop drinking Alcohol..
then only consider everything else.. and get an MD!

To #11
April 30, 2013 10:04 am

Re Rav
Which local Rav do you suggest?
And is there agreement amongst the Rav’s themselves?
I heard HOD speak before. It is a very important topic.
We as Frum Jews are always ready to TAKE organs, but isn’t it only fair that we also donate too?? Obviously, in line with Halacha.
That’s why it’s so important to hear what they have to say.
And of course, speak to your own Rav and make your own personal decision. But if you never hear any other ideas, you will never learn or know.

tznius
April 30, 2013 9:48 am

is the health fair having separate hours for men and women

to#12
April 30, 2013 9:37 am

Where did it say Yoga.

to #9
April 30, 2013 8:10 am

Get a life!

Congrats Chaim – thanks for contibuting in making CH a better place.

The idea sounds great!
April 30, 2013 5:43 am

The only questions I have is, is this kosher Yoga? and is there such a thing as truly “Kosher Yoga”?

To 9 and 10 and everyone else...
April 30, 2013 3:20 am

Toiroh and Halochoh both require that one take utmost care for one’s family’s and one’s own health and the health of one’s fellow. How and what one should eat, for example, (for health, besides for kashrus) is specified in Halochoh. One therefore must learn what and how to eat healthy and pass it on to their children. A Yid should determine what is best to eat (such as proper meals of organics), and do their best to accomplish what is reasonable for them. As Rambam and Shulchan Aruch say (paraphrasing) “if one does not eat properly they will be unable… Read more »

bubby
April 30, 2013 12:33 am

childhood obesity is a growing problem and needs to be addressed. Maybe the health fair could have a nutritionist to help parents know what to feed their kids. The exercise program is right on target. PT works wonders for all types of injuries and pain.

to #10
April 30, 2013 12:04 am

YOU showed negativity by deciding that #9’s comment was negative. There was nothing negative about it.

HOD
April 29, 2013 11:23 pm

Will there also be a Lubavitcher Rov who will be presenting? The idea of organ donation is strongly argued about, and must be presented by a Rov (obviously one who is well versed in the subject).

Keep it positive
April 29, 2013 10:43 pm

To #9. Here’s a tweaked version without negativity: Running and Training are mentioned in this article- A male should be trained by a male only and a female should be trained by a female only, and ONLY in same gender settings- so that things remain per halacha and tznius. If you run in a public marathon be sure to check with your rav or mashpia to verify you will be in full compliance with halacha and tznius. At the end of the day, Hashem gives us our health, so if He said that something is NOT allowed, we don’t do… Read more »

Healthy lifetsyle is important-it has to be done the Torah way
April 29, 2013 9:52 pm

Running and Training are mentioned in this article- A male should be trained by a male only and a female should be trained by a female only, and ONLY in same gender settings- otherwise it is against halacha and NOT tzniusdik. Running public marathons is a whole issue in itself, as it presents serious tznius issues for both men and women. At the end of the day, Hashem gives us our health, and if He said that something is NOT allowed, then it is the wrong way to be working on a healthy lifestyle. I am not referring to situations… Read more »

Rochel lea shapiro!!!
April 29, 2013 9:10 pm

amazing!!!! just had my Craniosacral session ..what an experience! try her out before you take any medication for headache!!!

Thanx so much!!!
April 29, 2013 8:50 pm

This is a real game changer for our community. I live here all my life and never dreamt we would be fortunate enough to have our very own health expo.
U have the experience, knowledge and passion to make it happen.
Ty, Ty and again Ty
Manure power

wow and needs to be done
April 29, 2013 8:42 pm

Way To go Chayim,,,
First thing to be taught is the dangers of alcohol,,

Chaim is great!!
April 29, 2013 8:25 pm

I’d like to go to this. Maybe all my aches & pains will go away!

CONTESSA
April 29, 2013 7:31 pm

i agree…..thank you to all the people that are making an effort to change the living style for the best:)))))

Nice!
April 29, 2013 7:20 pm

It’s wonderful to have people in the community who are here to help people havehealthy minds and healthy bodies. It is something we can all benefit from. Good on you Chaim!

Yossy H
April 29, 2013 6:42 pm

Dr Backman is awesome… I think him and yoske from the bike shop are leaders in the trend towards health in CH…

Very cool
April 29, 2013 6:03 pm

I want to go to this thing. Looks like it will be very informative.

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