Although yoga, pilates, and tai chi are different types of exercises, they all have something in common: they can help alleviate pain and improve quality of life. Learn more about yoga's ability to heal injured back muscles and preventing re-injury, pilates' benefits in Pilates Exercise and Back Pain, or tai chi's effect on balance and stress.

Yoga is a popular and gentle method to relieve the physical and mental factors of back pain.

Yoga relieves back pain by stimulating the mind and by strengthening and fine tuning the body.

Pilates exercise is an exercise program that can provide back pain relief and help prevent future episodes of back pain.

Tai Chi is a form of exercise that combines movement, breathing, and meditation. Find out how it can provide gentle pain relief and other health benefits.
People with back pain who find high impact aerobics and other exercise routines painful or uncomfortable are excellent candidates for Tai Chi, because it is a slow moving, low-impact exercise. By

Tai Chi Theory

Tai Chi offers many health benefits. Read about the theory behind Tai Chi: maintaining the proper flow of "qi," the "life force" of the body.


Types of Yoga

There are many different types of yoga, and it is important to choose a form that is appropriate for each individual level of fitness, goals, and medical condition.

Yoga may be an ancient practice (over 4000 years old), but the physical and breathing exercises still have positive effects on promoting health, especially for those suffering from back pain and back problems.


Yoga Poses

Many of the basic yoga poses are already practiced by various physical therapists and other physical rehabilitation professionals.

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