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The Effect of Yoga on Spinal Health

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, a part of the US Department of Health and Human Sciences, states that research studies have showcased that yoga can be beneficial for people with low-back pain. In 2009, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), again a part of the US Department of Health and Human Sciences, funded research activities to examine the impact of Iyengar yoga, a form of Hatha yoga, on chronic low-back pain. Research studies revealed that yoga reduced functional disability, depression, as well as pain in people (research participants) suffering from chronic low-back pain.

Yoga for Skeletal Health

Yoga poses align the body and improve balance. Because yoga allows the use of props, people with disabilities or physical ailments can perform poses that otherwise would be impossible. Yoga instructors familiar with the proper use of props are able to individualize the various routines to fit each person's age and condition.

What Can Yoga Asanas Do For Skeletal Alignment?

Practicing yoga asana regularly helps people gain a level of fitness unlike anything before and achieve mental serenity. Many people who practice yoga don’t even realize the positive benefits that happen underneath their muscles in the skeletal frame. Yoga is known for to having more positive impact on joint function as certain yoga poses strengthen the muscles by releasing fluids throughout the body. Here are some ways for anyone to practice yoga to improve their joint health and their overall skeletal alignment.

Yoga Training as a Method for Spinal Health

As a teacher, you should have learned this during your foundational 200-hour yoga certification course, but most students know very little about spinal or skeletal health, unless they have experienced chronic joint pain. Let's go over the basics, just in case you want to have a short workshop for your students to have a deeper understanding of why and how they are feeling better after a class at your yoga school.

Yoga for Bone Density

Studies show that Yoga helps to fight one of the most common diseases affecting older Americans. Osteoporosis, a disorder that results in...

The Yogic Approach to Managing Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis can be avoided through adequate prevention and by adhering to a calcium-rich diet, Yogasana, Pranayama and regular checkups with a qualified orthopedic doctor.

Yoga for Bone Density

Practicing yoga for bone density is one more way to take care of skeletal health. Making yoga a part of your daily routine is a simple and...

Yoga Precautions for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Yoga teachers know that pre-existing physical conditions are important when teaching students. Yet, there are a few yoga students who...

How to Lengthen Your Spine through Yoga Moves

Practicing Yoga poses, in order to stretch your spine, works in a multitude of ways. First, the poses strengthen the muscles around the...

The Healthy Spine and Yoga

In Kundalini Yoga, a healthy spine has a significance of its own, as far as the Nadis and Chakras are concerned; but in this article, we shall consider...

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