Yoga Relieves Back Pain.
Jennifer Dooren writing in the Wall Street Journal reported that, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, Weekly yoga classes may help to reduce pain in certain individuals with pain in the lower back. The research found that yoga and stretching were equally effective in easing chronic back pain and improving function, but participants had to practice each regularly to see benefits. The subjects in both groups took weekly 75-minute classes and practiced yoga or deep stretching at home for about 20 minutes at a time at least three days a week. The study was done by the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle. Another study from the UK published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found similar results.