Looking for evidence to incorporate yoga into your exercise plan? Look no further! This study shows that that yoga alleviates pain and improves joint function for people with knee arthritis.
Regular practitioners of yoga benefited from an improvement in joint function, significant reduction in pain, and an overall improvement to their quality of life. Yoga reduced physical pain by increasing joint stability, lowering heart rate, and regulating sympathetic and parasympathetic tone.
The study also links yoga practice to improved outcomes in patients with low-back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome.
By: Wang, Y., Lu, S., Wang, R., Jiang, P., Rao, F., Wang, B., … Zhu, J. (2018). Integrative effect of yoga practice in patients with knee arthritis: A PRISMA-compliant meta-analysis. Medicine, 97(31), e11742.