02 Oct '11, 11pm

A Yoga Pose for Every Problem

A Yoga Pose for Every Problem

As a longtime health writer, certified yoga teacher and, most recently, the novelist of a book with a yoga theme , I’m impressed with the way science has increasingly put yoga under a microscope. A number of well done, if small, studies are proving that these ancient stretches and breathing practices do more than make you feel energized and connected to your higher self (although they do that, too! ), they actually help specific health problems. Here are a suggested pose–and the corresponding research–for five common medical conditions. Remember to breathe as you hold each pose. (Of course, you should consult with your doctor before doing these or any exercises.) Irregular Heartbeats The research: Atrial fibrillation–more commonly called A-fib–is a common but serious problem where the heart beats irregularly, putting sufferers at risk for stroke . When researchers at the U...

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