Yoga & Conditions of the Back & Spine

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Questions Answered Here

Here we focus on conditions and issues. Please also see Anatomy of the Spine.

  1. How common is back pain?
  2. Name seven potential causes of back pain.
  3. Why do yoga teachers need to become familiar with some medical terminology and the causes of back pain?
  4. Cite research that demonstrates yoga’s impact on people who are experiencing back pain.
  5. In what five general ways might yoga help with spinal conditions?
  6. In what specific ways may asana help with spinal conditions?
  7. What is the benefit of breath practices?
  8. What other tool may help with conditions of the back and spine?

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