The poses, breathing and meditation in a yoga class may do more than help you relax and feel centered. A review of evidence shows that it might relieve low Back Pain as well.

Researchers recently looked at past trials that tested how well yoga stacked up against other treatments for chronic low back pain.

The majority of the studies in this review reported significant improvements in the patients’ ability and pain levels.

In some of the trials, yoga was more effective than standard medical care and led to reduced use of pain medications.

The authors of this review suggested yoga as a viable treatment option for some patients experiencing pain in their lower backs.