Move in National Yoga Month

Medical research shows that yoga instruction and conventional stretching classes are equally good at relieving discomfort from{}lower-back pain.

Researchers at the University of Washington and with the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle found that a beginner's yoga class geared for back pain or a very intensive stretching exercise program would be equally suitable as a treatment for chronic moderate lower-back pain.

That's for the person who's willing to move their body.{}{} Experts{}caution it is not for a person with severe back pain who is unable to move their body.

The study appears in the Archives of Internal Medicine.