If you have lower back pain, you might find it hard to walk, tie your shoes, or even sit for long periods of time.

It’s the most common reason people miss work. About 31 million Americans suffer from lower back pain at any given time.

To treat lower back pain, you might:

    • See a chiropractor
    • Take medication
    • Do physical therapy
    • Have surgery

But these aren’t your only options.

A recent study found that practicing yoga regularly can help reduce:

    • Lower back pain
    • Depression and anxiety
    • Overall chronic pain
    • Need for pain medications
    • Difficulty with activities of daily living

If you’ve ever said the words, “Oh my aching back,” you know how much it can hurt.

And if you haven’t, you’re lucky, because about 80 percent of the population will experience a back problem at some point in time.3

If you are among the millions of people living with lower back pain, take a yoga class.

Or learn how to do basics yoga poses like:

    • Downward-Facing Dog
    • Child’s Pose
    • Warrior Pose
    • Tree Pose
    • Cat-Cow Pose
    • Mountain Pose

Over time, you’ll experience the health benefits of yoga, reduce back pain, feel better, and improve your quality of life.

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