Recent weeks have seen much debate over the efficacy of the ancient practice of yoga, with claims being made that it has no improvement to well-being.
However, the most research stint of research has contested those claims, suggesting that three months worth of yoga classes could help individuals with chronic lower back pain to undertake everyday household chores.
The study itself involved a team of researchers from the University of York investigating the effects of yoga on 300 individuals with chronic lower back pain.
According to the results, patients who participated in three months worth of classes were able to do 30% more daily activities than individuals who had continued to see their family doctor without taking up the yoga classes.
Some yoga participants even claimed that the positive effects had lasted for up to a year after they finished the sessions.
Medical Director of Arthritis Research UK Professor Alan Silman has said: ‘We’re delighted that our trial has shown that yoga provides such positive benefits for people with chronic low back pain.'
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