Reduce Low Back Pain with Yoga

Reduce Low Back Pain with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “For most of our lives, we take our backs for granted. But at some point in just about everyone’s life, our backs revolt and remind us that they need love and attention too. Thankfully, for many of us, the pain is […]

Relieve Back Pain with Yoga

Relieve Back Pain with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Lower back pain can be debilitating. Pain caused by ankylosing spondylitis (AS) may be especially severe. Conventional pain relief medications may cause uncomfortable side effects. If you’re looking for an alternative treatment, yoga may help. Yoga uses gentle stretching exercises to help […]

Relieve Back Pain with Yoga

Relieve Back Pain with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “This systematic review found strong evidence for short-term effectiveness and moderate evidence for long-term effectiveness of yoga for chronic low back pain in the most important patient-centered outcomes. Yoga can be recommended as an additional therapy to chronic low back pain patients.” […]

Improve Low Back Pain with Yoga

By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Achy back? Give yoga a go. Multiple studies have shown the power of the ancient practice, which emphasizes stretching, strength, and flexibility, to relieve back soreness. In fact, several studies have found that yoga can even trump usual care for back pain when it comes to improving back […]

Treat Back Pain with Yoga

   “Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” ~B.K.S. Iyengar   Low Back Pain affects a wide swath of humanity (6% to 15%) and is the leading cause of disability worldwide. It affects almost everyone with 80% of the population experiencing back pain sometime during their […]

Improve Depression with Yoga

Improve Depression with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “for many patients dealing with depression, anxiety, or stress, yoga may be a very appealing way to better manage symptoms. Indeed, the scientific study of yoga demonstrates that mental and physical health are not just closely allied, but are essentially equivalent. The evidence […]

Relieve Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Yoga

Relieve Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Severe fatigue is a significant problem for many cancer survivors.  A meta-analysis of yoga studies of cancer survivors found yoga programs produced large reductions in distress, anxiety, and depression; moderate reductions in fatigue; moderate increases in quality of life, emotional function and social […]