Yoga May Benefit Chronic Pain Sufferers

Yoga May Benefit Chronic Pain Sufferers


IF YOU HAVE AN INJURY OR PAIN YOU KNOW HOW STRESSFUL IT CAN BE. IMAGINE HAVING CHRONIC PAIN. RESEARCHERS SAY THAT YOGA MAY BE THE ANSWER TO FINDING RELIEF FROM BACK PAIN, SHOULDER PAIN AND PAIN FROM CHRONIC ILLNESS. OVER THE SUMMER THEY DID A STUDY AND TODAY IN HEALTHWATCH THEY SHOWED ANGELA DAVIS WHAT THEY FOUND. YOGA IS SEEN AS A WAY TO RELAX, REDUCE STRESS AND PEOPLE ARE LEARNING THE HEALING EFFECTS. MORE TRADITIONAL YOGA, IS REALLY A SLOWING DOWN AND CONNECTING YOUR MIND TO YOUR BODY. THAT IS VERY POWERFUL ESPECIALLY IN CONDITIONS LIKE CHRONIC PAIN. SARAH IS A PAIN MANAGEMENT NURSE SPECIALIST, AND SHE SAYS WHEN YOU DO YOGA THE BREATH IS SLOWED DOWN AND IT IS EXTENDED THROUGH THE ADMIN — ABDOMEN. YOU’RE GETTING OXYGEN AND RELIEF AND IT CAN IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP. LAST YEAR, THEY STUDY 33 PATIENTS WHO HAVE CHRONIC PAIN. THEY TOLD THEM YOGA POSES AND IN WEEKLY CLASSES THAT ENCOURAGE THEM TO DO YOGA AT HOME. SO MANY PEOPLE CARRY TENSION BETWEEN THEIR SHOULDERS. THEY HAVE THIS ROUNDED FORWARD POSTURE. IF THEY COULDN’T GET DOWN ON THE FLOOR, THE POSES WERE MODIFIED AND PERFORMED IN CHAIRS. THE EARLY RESULTS SHOW PATIENTS WERE FEELING BETTER. THE STUDY IS DONE AND THE RESULTS ARE PEOPLE SAID THE PAIN WAS BETTER, THEY SLEPT BETTER, PEOPLE STARTED DOING YOGA AT HOME BECAUSE WE TAUGHT THEM HOW TO WEAVE IT INTO THEIR LIFESTYLES. THEY’RE PLANNING TO DO MORE YOGA STUDIES NEXT YEAR. BACK TO YOU. IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN TAKING A YOGA CLASS AT THE PAIN