I like list-based articles that provide a broad overview or a to-do list, but I really appreciate posts that drill down on one specific topic. This piece is a Q&A with Dr. K that’s all about pain relief and yoga.
He responds that yoga can help with numerous types of pain, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraines, low back problems, and carpal tunnel. There are beneficial physical components to the practice like improving strength, flexibility, and balance. Internally, yoga may also reduce inflammation and boost the immune system. The mental benefits may be just as helpful in reducing pain, with its ability to relieve stress and anxiety. The measured breathing technique can also encourage a meditation-like state.
In addition to the benefits listed above, yoga is an accessible therapy for pretty much anyone who wants to try it. The poses can easily be modified based on ability. And free tutorials are available online.
Read the full article here: People With Chronic Pain May Find Relief Through Yoga