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Is Yoga or Pilates good for my back?

Answer: IT DEPENDS!


Yoga

Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yoga is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophical traditions. There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The term "yoga" in the Western world often denotes a modern form of Hatha yoga, yoga as exercise, consisting largely of the postures called asanas.

Is Yoga safe?

In order to teach Yoga you have to study five areas:

  • Yoga techniques and postures (the practice)

  • Yoga philosophies, history and lifestyle

  • Human anatomy, physiology and psychology

  • Methods of teaching Yoga

  • Practical teaching training (in front of a class)

Studies have found the incidence of pain in Yoga practitioners caused by Yoga is more than 10% pe