If your New Year’s Resolution was to exercise more you should start doing yoga. This type of exercise is great for your body and it can help with your chronic back pain. Debilitating and chronic back pain is one of the most common causes of disability worldwide.
A new study shows that yoga can actually help you get rid of your back pain. This only helps if you do it correctly. This research focused on the effects of yoga on people who were diagnosed with chronic back pain.
A group of researchers from the University of Maryland examined more than 10 studies from the US, India, and the UK. This research aimed to see the effect of yoga on more than 1000 people diagnosed with back pain.
The participants received yoga programs that were made by qualified instructors. Yoga is one of the most practiced types of exercise worldwide. In the last few years, more and more people started doing yoga. The rate grew by 50% in the US in the last 4 years.
People who practice yoga regularly mentioned that they have seen great benefits. They said that they have improved their mental health and they have eased their pain. Yoga is also known for increasing the flexibility and performance.
This study doesn’t give so much credit to yoga despite what many people believe. After data was examined researchers were able to find little to modest effect when it came to chronic back pain. They did see an improvement at people who did yoga compared to those who did no exercise.
This means that yoga can help you get rid of your back pain but not completely. Despite this, it is better than doing nothing or taking drugs. Researchers mentioned that they only way yoga helps is if you do it correctly.
It is also better to have a trainer or somebody who practices yoga before so that it can help you do the correct poses. It is also important to know what type of yoga is suited for you. The researchers mentioned that they need to make longer studies on this topic in order so see the long-term benefits of yoga.
Have you ever practiced yoga? Did you notice any improvements?
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