Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy

Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7595

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Lynn Hickey Schultz

Lynn Hickey Schultz

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United States

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    Evaluation of a Yoga Program for Back Pain
    Author(s): Lynn Hickey Schultz, Sandra Uyterhoeven and Sat Bir S. KhalsaLynn Hickey Schultz, Sandra Uyterhoeven and Sat Bir S. Khalsa

    The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that participants in a therapeutic yoga program for a variety of back pain conditions would show improvements in back pain, back-related functionality, symptoms, mood, quality of life, and reduction in stress and the use of medication for back pain. Participants were 24 adults with a complaint of chronic back pain who participated in a yoga program for back pain. The sample encompassed a variety of complaints including back pain, neck/shoulder problems, spondylolisthesis, sciatica/leg numbness, scoliosis, and herniated disc. The 12-week program consisted of weekly group yoga classes based on the methodology of the Krishnamacharya Healing Yoga Foundation (KHYF). This method includes asana, pranayama, core strengthening, meditation, bhavana (visualization) and mantra. Participants also practiced regularly at home and maintained a jo.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7595.1000e103

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