You must have been so familiar with yoga exercise that is quite a trend in society. Although the actual presence of yoga has long appeared in India, but the benefits of yoga for health seemed to be newly recognized by the world community.
One yoga exercises now busy talking about is Iyengar yoga for breast cancer recovery. Iyengar yoga is a yoga developed by Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar from India. At the age of 18 years, Iyengar began to become a yoga teacher. He also called every yoga practice with the ‘art and science,’ Iyengar yoga has been taught in more than 70 countries.
Interestingly, Iyengar yoga uses props such as blocks, pillows, chairs and bolsters. These props to help achieve perfect balance in every pose. In Iyengar yoga, poses are also performed in a specific order to maximize mutual benefits for the body.
As evidence, the results showed that practicing Iyengar yoga can produce a variety of specific health benefits. One of the benefits of Iyengar yoga is for breast cancer recovery. A study shows the benefits of Iyengar yoga for breast cancer conducted in 2010.
During 12 weeks, 24 patients with breast cancer to follow the practice of Iyengar yoga, which is seen from the results of questionnaires filled out by 17 participants. Data indicate if there is a significant improvement in the quality of life factors, including pain and mental health.
The other benefit of Iyengar yoga is as osteoarthritis and back pain therapy. In a 2005 study, researchers found the benefits of Iyengar yoga to reduce the pain of osteoarthritis of the knee. Iyengar yoga is also claimed to be able to lower the level of joint stiffness and improvement in function.
Benefits of Iyengar yoga for back pain with chronic conditions. The patients with back pain are regularly asked to do Iyengar yoga every two weeks for six months that turned out there is evidence of a significant reduction in pain and depression.
Although Iyengar yoga is generally considered safe, but if the poses are not executed correctly, then does not rule out the possibility of causing injuries on the body. Therefore, before doing Iyengar yoga to address specific health problems, it is better to consult your doctor first.