Yoga is a cure-all for those suffering from back pain or osteoarthritis. This is confirmed by two new studies conducted in the United States which substantiate the benefits of this millenary practice from a scientific point of view.Don't store avocado like this: it's dangerous
Yoga is a cure-all for those who suffer from backache or arthritisthe. This is confirmed by two new studies conducted in the United States which substantiate the benefits of this millenary practice from a scientific point of view.
The two studies help us better understand how Yoga practiced by performing the right positions and techniques of movement and relaxation can help us maintain health and prevent pain.
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Yoga and back pain
I benefits for back pain in the case of the new study, they concern chronic pain affecting the lumbar area. The new research was led by experts from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and was published in the Cochrane Library.
The researchers considered 1080 men and women between the ages of 34 and 48. They compared those who practiced Yoga with those who did not do any physical activity or with those who dedicated themselves to others exercises for back pain.
Yoga emerged from the study in a very positive way. In fact, anyone who practices Yoga under the guidance of a teacher sees improve back mobility and relieve pain in a more beneficial way than those who do not exercise or practice other exercises for back pain.
According to the researchers, more studies will be needed to delve into the benefits of yoga for back pain and long-term health benefits. In any case, in the practice of Yoga you must not improvise especially if you suffer from back pain because some positions may be not recommended based on your health conditions.
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Yoga and osteoarthritis
According to a study conducted at Florida Atlantic University, practiced Yoga with the help of a chair it can have positive effects in adults with osteoarthritis in the lower extremities.
The study was conducted on 131 elderly with hip osteoarthritis, knee, ankle or foot. Patients took a yoga class with the chair as a support or a health education program.
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The program foresaw 2 sessions of 45 minutes twice a settimana for eight weeks with participation in the Yoga class for one group and the health education program for the second group.
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The researchers were interested in understanding how pain affects patients' daily lives. By studying the patients and the obtained results they understood that Yoga helps reduce the interference of pain in daily life both during the participation in the lessons and after 3 months from the conclusion of the program. Also in this case, therefore, Yoga can help.
It is very positive that scientific research is becoming increasingly interested in the beneficial effects of Yoga on the health of patients, given that this practice has very deep roots over the centuries to promote the well-being of both body and mind.