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Ez Beads Com
(610) 558-0565
100 Ridge Rd
Chadds Ford, PA
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Barefoot Yoga and Massage
(610) 558-9944
377 Glen Mills Rd
Thornton, PA
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Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist, Yoga Instructor

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Maitri Yoga
(610) 565-1233
116 W Baltimore Pike
Media, PA
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Yoga Instructor

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Macdade Bally Total Fitness
1245 Macdade Blvd
Woodlyn, PA
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Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Yoga

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Todd Bezilla
(302) 529-8790
2311 Paulwynn Road
Wilmington, DE
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Back To Health Chiropractic Inc
(610) 361-9531
101 Ridge Rd
Chadds Ford, PA
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Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist, Yoga Instructor

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Bodyworks Karate Center
(610) 566-6280
135 E Baltimore Ave
Media, PA
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Yoga Instructor

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Mielcarek Leon M Jr Md
(610) 566-1227
319 W State St
Media, PA
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Osteopath (DO), Yoga Instructor

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Kathleen Gareth
(302) 478-7602
2502 Silverside Road
Wilmington, DE
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Gail Young
(610) 430-0223
116 South Maple Lane
West Chester, PA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Specific Yoga Type Improves Back Pain, Treats Depression and Increases Mobility

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People with chronic low-back problems who do yoga also do betteriyvenga_yoga at overcoming pain and depression than people treated conventionally for back pain, a West Virginia University study funded by the National Institutes of Health shows.

The three-year, $400,000 study, published in the September issue of the journal Spine, showed lifted mood, less pain and improved function in the group that did yoga postures compared with a control group who received standard medical therapy.

The 90 study subjects, who experienced mild to moderate functional disability, were randomly assigned to the yoga group or the group that received conventional medical therapy. Yoga participants took 90-minute classes twice a week for 24 weeks, doing postures targeted to relieve chronic low-back pain. Follow up continued for six months after the end of classes or therapy. 

The yoga group had less pain, less functional disability and less depression compared with the control group,” said Kimberly Williams, Ph.D., research assistant professor in the Department of Community Medicine. “These were statistically significant and clinically important changes that were maintained six months after the intervention.”

The yoga classes were taught by certified Iyengar yoga instructors. Iyengar yoga is a populariyengar_yogaform of yoga in the United States, that uses props such as belts, blocks, cushions, benches, etc. as aids in perfoming asanas (postures). These aids allow beginners to experience asana easier and fully than might otherwise be possible without several years of practice. A form of Hatha yoga , Iyengar yoga is based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga, emphasizing the development of strength, stamina, flexibility and balance, as well as concentration ( Dharana ) and meditation ( Dhyana ). Iyengar yoga characterized by great attention to detail and precise focus on body alignment. Derivative forms of Iyengar yoga include Sivananda Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

There have been many studies performed on the effects of Iyengar yoga on patients with physical problems. In general, Iyengar yoga is useful in physical therapy because it assists in the manipulation of inflexible or injured areas.

Proponents of yoga have long described the health benefits of yoga , especially in reducing back pain,” Williams said. “But not everybody was convinced. This is a mu...

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