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Effects of Hatha Yoga Practice on the Elderly Having Chronic Back Pain because of Computer Usage

하타요가수련이 컴퓨터 사용후 만성요통에 시달리는 노인의 통증에 미치는 효과

You, Si-Young;Hong, Sun-An;Moon, Kyung-Rye
유시영;홍순안;문경래

  • Received : 2013.05.27
  • Accepted : 2013.07.25
  • Published : 2013.07.31

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of practicing Hatha Yoga on the elderly. I have focused on the changes in subjective pain and a feeling of helplessness in their daily lives of elderly people over 65 who are suffering from chronic back pain. We looked at both men and women over 65, who were not working during the period, all of whom had been experiencing back pain over 6 months. All the subjects have never practiced Hatha Yoga or any other specialized and/or systematic workouts at that time. Among them, the men and women over age 65 with chronic back pain were selected as a group and practiced Hatha Yoga three times a week for eight weeks. In conclusion, the study proves that Hatha Yoga is an effective way for the old over 65 with chronic back pain by acquiring muscular strength and flexibility at the same time.

Keywords

Hatha Yoga;Chronic back Pain;Seniors;Pain

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