Monday, March 14, 2011

Iyengar Yoga and Back Pain Relief

Downward facing dog pose is great for backs.
A number of people who come to yoga classes start as a way to help relieve chronic back pain.  The mindful practice of yoga poses help to stretch and strengthen the muscles in the back, and ease stiffness in the spine.

There are a few good studies out that confirm what we experience in yoga classes -- that yoga really does help reduce back pain, and create healthier backs. 

Read Yoga for Back Pain Relief for an overview of how the practice of yoga postures can help reduce back problems. This article also gives a synopsis of a clinical study that shows that people who practice of Iyengar Yoga are more successful in alleviating their low back pain than people who receive standard medical therapy.

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