If you suffer from chronic back pain, grab a mat and head to the nearest yoga studio. New research funded by the National Institute of Health found taking regular yoga classes helps reduce pack pain and improves your mood and your ability to move. After 12 weeks, those in the study who took 90-minute yoga classes twice a week experienced a 42 percent reduction in pain and also reduced their intake of pain medication. Researchers also found that practicing yoga regularly decreased symptoms of depression by 45.7 percent.
About three quarters of the US population has issues with back pain, and more than $34 billion is spent on medical costs aimed at getting relief. If you suffer from back pain and have tried chiropractors or medication with no luck, it's time to give yoga a try. It increases flexibility and mobility, improves posture, and strengthens the core muscles. Aside from the physical benefits, yoga also reduces stress, improves your self confidence, and lifts your spirit. It's recommended you stick with a regular practice for at least 24 weeks in order to start seeing major improvements.
Tell me, have you tried yoga for its health benefits?