Why Yoga May Soothe Many Types of Chronic PainA two-hour weekly Hatha yoga class that combines poses with meditation and discussion may help people who suffer from fibromyalgia and chronic pain, such as arthritis.
Strengthen your breathing pattern
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The most disabled individual with severe pain will most likely have a shallow breathing pattern. Through the Yoga pathway called Pranayana, breathing patterns can be restored to deeper breathes that fill the entire lungs at a less rapid pace. The entire body can benefit from improved oxygenation. Breathing patterns are also a good treatment target in those with chronic pain because breath work has long been advocated as a way to relieve stress.