A great deal of yoga research has focused on pain syndromes including arthritis, neck and back pain, headaches, and the underlying mechanisms of pain reduction in yoga.  According to a new, comprehensive review of yoga research published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, there is much more to be learned, but initial findings are cause for optimism.

The Upcoming Epidemic of Disability—Can Yoga Help?

Not too long ago, the health problems causing the majority of illness and death in the Western world were issues like malnutrition, injuries and accidents, infectious diseases like malaria, polio, and the flu, and complications of pregnancy and delivery. Read more

Study Highlights How Yoga Brings Relief to Arthritis Sufferers

People suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis might soon find that their doctor recommends an alternative therapy over pain killers: yoga and Tai Chi. Read more
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Yoga for Arthritis - Can Yoga Help Preserve Freedom of Movement? An Interview with Yoga Therapists Dr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall

“Osteoarthritis is a heart attack of the joint,” which some are calling a ‘joint death.’ Considering there were 600,000 ‘joint deaths’ in the U.S. in 2002 (94 percent because of osteoarthritis), compared with... Read more

Yoga Improves Quality of Life in People with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Study Says

In a recent UCLA study, patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis found Iyengar yoga to improve quality of life significantly. Read more

Can Yoga Reduce the Pain of Arthritis? Reviews of the Research are Promising

More than 46 million adults in the United States suffer from the stiff, inflamed joints, decreased joint function, and chronic pain of arthritis. Two new reviews of the research suggest that yoga may help to relieve some of the symptoms of this common, chronic and often debilitating disease. Read more