The research team also included scientists from the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom and the University Hospital of Cologne in Germany.
Meanwhile, Rajan Zed, a US-based Hidu religious leader, in a statement called this UMSOM lead study looking into possible usage of yoga for back pain "a step in the positive direction". Zed urged all major world universities to explore various benefits yoga offered.
According to US National Institutes of Health, yoga may help one to feel more relaxed, be more flexible, improve posture, breathe deeply, and get rid of stress. According to a "2016 Yoga in America Study", about 37 million Americans (which included many celebrities) now practice yoga; and yoga is strongly correlated with having a positive self image.
Yoga was the repository of something basic in the human soul and psyche, Zed added.
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