The study echoes previous findings on the benefits of yoga and meditation for chronic pain published in 2016 in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association.
“The bottom line is that patients are seeking new ways to cope with chronic pain and effective non-pharmaceutical treatments are available,” says Dr. Marske. “Our findings show meditation and yoga can be a viable option for people seeking relief from chronic pain.”
Just remember, you don’t have to be able to touch your toes, or bend like a pretzel to do yoga!
Thank you for joining me here on FB Live this past year. Next week, new schedule, new Online Virtual format for bringing yoga to you.
Please indicate in the comments below where you’re from & your military status and/or any military affiliations, or First Responder, Health Care Worker status
Ex: Active duty, Reserves, Veteran, Retired, Military. Spouse, Family Member, Civilian, etc.
Thank you for joining this yoga class and I hope you enjoy the class!🤗
Back PAIN info:
Back pain is the 2nd most sited reason people go to the doctor
Back pain has a high occurance in veterans for a number of reasons
And they are prescribed pills but it doesn’t really help.
Then comes fatigue, depression & quality of life goes down.
Yoga can actually help the back pain
45% of veterans have military-connected disability
8% of adults in the US have back pain at some part of their life &
30% of people in the US in the next 3 months will have a short course of back pain
So this effects everyone.
This method of exericise ** reduces intensity of pain, depression, fatigue & medication use. ** pain interference with daily life. Quality of life & self-efficacy both went up with regular yoga practice.
Light a candle – donation yoga class benefitting the Veterans Yoga Project
In-person your donation or check can be given to Gail during the sign in time for the class. Checks can be written out to Veterans Yoga Project, with in the memo South Central Region. That way Veterans in the Texas area will benefit from your donation.
Online Zoom Yoga class donation payment goes to ==> Donations can be made to the South Central Region by credit card at