During the 15th century, an Indian Yogi named Swatmarama introduced a combination of physical, lifestyle, breathing and spiritual discipline that came together to make up what we know today has Hatha yoga. According to Yogi Swatmarama, the reconciling of our essential and opposing natures could result in a life of balance and ultimately peace.
Yoga can reduce back pain and even heal it. Studies have shown that a regular yoga practice may be the very best remedy to keep the spine flexible and strong and the energy flowing through the nerves. Yoga is the least invasive and most cost effective of any of the recommended methods including chiropractory, acupuncture, drugs, or surgery. Of course it can be used in conjunction with any of the above methods.
Chronic Pain sufferers deal with pain most of the time with no relief. With awareness, the gentle movements of Yoga can relieve some of that pain. Studies have shown that a Yoga practice can reduce the amount of pain in people who suffer from fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic back pain and many other painful ailments.