Chronic pain triggers changes in brain structure that are linked to depression, anxiety, and impaired cognitive function. New research shows that practicing yoga has the opposite effect on the brain and can relieve chronic pain.
For people who suffer from this condition, the thought of any movement can be overwhelming. What makes yoga perfect though is that it can be adapted for each person’s individual needs.
Restorative yoga turns on the healing relaxation response by combining gentle yoga poses with conscious breathing.
Yoga teaches awareness of proper body alignment and posture, an important aspect of a well-functioning body.
Many of the benefits of yoga has shown be related to nervous system and stress reduction as it relates to chronic pain
Frequent yoga practice has proven to improve fatigue, vitality, and depressive symptoms involved with chronic pain. Restorative Yoga also significantly improves sleep.