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Scientific Results of Yoga for Health and Well-Being Video

16min 37sec

The video from NCCIH includes:

  • A look at innovative technology that examines how older people use their muscles and joints in certain yoga postures. (George Salem, Ph.D., University of Southern California)
  • An overview of a rigorously designed study that shows yoga may benefit people with chronic low-back pain, a common and difficult-to-treat problem. (Karen Sherman, Ph.D., M.P.H., Group Health Research Institute)
  • Valuable “dos and don’ts” for consumers who are thinking about practicing yoga.

This is the second installment in NCCIH’s video series entitled The Science of Mind and Body Therapies. The first video, Tai Chi and Qi Gong for Health and Well-Being, was launched September 2010.

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This page last modified March 26, 2019