Here are 10 ailments where yoga can make a difference.
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Fishman suggested to LaFleur that she do the , the and the for headaches. He says these poses stretch the muscles in the front of the chest, which help control the head. has more information on yoga for headaches.
Several studies, including one published in the "," show yoga can help asthma sufferers. and list poses that seem to help.
3. Sexual dysfunction in women
A study in the "" shows yoga improved women's desire, satisfaction and orgasms. suggests a sequence of wide leg squat to lizard lunge to frog pose to improve a woman's sex life. also has suggestions (added) for yoga poses to enhance sexual function.
4. Sexual dysfunction in men
have successfully used yoga to treat men with premature ejaculation; there are more details in an article in the "." suggests certain poses to help men improve their sex lives, including something called "horndog pose."
5. Sleep problems
Researchers at the found lymphoma patients who did yoga slept better than those who didn't. suggests trying the happy baby pose or the goddess pose before you go to bed.
6. Menstrual pain
According to a study published in the "," the , and poses helped teens and young women with menstrual pain.
7. Rotator cuff injuries
Fishman published a study earlier this year showing a can help people with rotator cuff tears. See Figure 2 for how to do it.
Fishman also published a study showing helps build bone mineral density after menopause.
9. Pain sensitivity
According to the "," a study at the University of Utah showed people who practice yoga had a higher pain tolerance than those who didn't.
10. Depression and anxiety
A German study mentioned in the same Harvard publication showed that emotionally distressed women became less depressed and anxious after they took two 90-minute yoga classes a week for three months. This yoga journal article suggests , and .