When most people think of yoga and its benefits, increased flexibility and reduced stress are often the first things that come to mind. While yoga is indeed well known for these benefits, there are many other conditions that can be helped with yoga.
Below we look at some surprising health issues yoga can help with.
A study carried out by York University in 2011 found that back pain sufferers had greater ability to tackle everyday physical tasks such as walking and bending over if they did weekly yoga sessions.
Yoga teacher Rahoul Masrani says practising yoga helps to reverse the damage caused by sitting at desks all day, “Forward bending and backward bending when done properly can be extremely healing for the spine. All of the back-strengthening exercises we do in yoga are hugely beneficial for any postural problems too.”
In 2010 a study from the University of Kansas Hospital revealed that vigorous yoga practice cut patients’ episodes of…