Current research suggests that a carefully adapted set of yoga poses may reduce low-back pain and improve function. Other studies also suggest that practicing yoga (as well as other forms of regular exercise) might improve quality of life
Many people who practice yoga do so to maintain their health and well-being, improve physical fitness, relieve stress, and enhance quality of life. In addition, they may be addressing specific health conditions, such as back pain, neck pain, arthritis, and anxiety.
The following video is intended to be an educational tool about the science of yoga. The video features information on what changes occur in the body during yoga, the safety of the practice of yoga, and what the research says about whether it can help treat certain health problems. Source: NCCAM