Scientific Results of Yoga for Health and Well-Being
This video features the current scientific evidence for yoga as a complementary health practice, particularly for symptoms like chronic low-back pain. Viewers will also learn about research that explores the safety of yoga and how certain yoga poses can specifically affect a person’s body. The video also provides valuable “dos and don’ts” for consumers who are thinking about practicing yoga. This is the second installment in NCCAM’s The Science of Mind and Body Therapies video series.
Yoga is a mind and body practice with historical origins in ancient Indian philosophy. Like other meditative movement practices used for health purposes, various styles of yoga typically combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation.
On a related note…
Twitter Chat: Yoga
The experts for this month’s chat will be Dr. Karen Sherman, senior scientific investigator at Group Health Research Institute, and NCCAM staff member and certified yoga teacher Yasmine Kloth. The chat will take place on August 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Join at #nccamchat.
- NIH video reveals science behind yoga (upi.com)
- NIH Video Reveals Science Behind Yoga (personalliberty.com)
- NIH video reveals the science behind yoga (medicalxpress.com)
- Using yoga to relieve low back pain: what to do, what to avoid (boston.com)
- NCCAM manipulates spinal manipulation (sciencebasedmedicine.org)
- NCCAM versus “Integrative medicine”: What’s in a word? (sciencebasedmedicine.org)
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