Yoga Therapy for Management of Neck and Low Back Pain

  title={Yoga Therapy for Management of Neck and Low Back Pain},
  author={Christopher T. Plastaras and Laura Y. Huang and Chad Metzger and Susan C. Sorosky},
  journal={Journal of Yoga \& Physical Therapy},
Copyright: © 2015 Plastaras CT, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Yoga is a widely performed physical, mental, and spiritual practice which focuses on specific body postures or asanas while incorporating mindful breathing and meditation. Its popularity has dramatically grown in the United… 

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