Most Used Mind & Body Practices
9.5% of U.S. adults (21 million) used
This is a significant increase from 6.1% in 2007 and 5.1% in 2002.
Yoga is a meditative movement practice with historical origins in ancient Indian philosophy. In people with chronic low-back pain, a carefully adapted set of yoga poses may reduce pain and improve function. Like other forms of regular exercise, yoga may have health benefits such as reducing stress and improving overall physical fitness, strength, and flexibility.
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4 Citation: Clarke TC, Black LI, Stussman BJ, Barnes PM, Nahin RL. Trends in the use of complementary health approaches among adults: United States, 2002–2012. National health statistics reports; no 79. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2015. (240KB PDF)