Yoga is known to increase muscular flexibility and strength, but yoga has also been found to be a useful treatment for back pain and other chronic pain.
Yoga can also help to alleviate stress, anxiety, and depression associated with chronic pain.
Regularly practicing yoga, physical postures with relaxation and specific yoga breathing techniques, may help provide chronic pain relief.
Recent studies have indicated that practicing yoga for pain can cause physical changes in the body to promote healing.
Cytokines, markers in the body that indicate inflammation, have been found to decrease after people do exercises like yoga.
For someone who lives with chronic pain, the constant discomfort can be wearing on reserves of strength, energy, and feelings of well-being.
Using Yoga techniques for pain management can help to relax, stretch, and strengthen the body; Yoga breathing techniques help to reduce stress reactions and improve relaxation.
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