Research Findings

Yoga Research, Powerpoints, Outcome Evaluations & Case Studies – 

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Our Research – 5 Published Papers

Our University of York / Arthritis Research UK rigorous randomized controlled trial concerning The Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs programme 5 published papers = Protocol, Pilot, Efficacy/Effectiveness Results, Economic Evaluation / Cost-Effectiveness, Compliance Results).

100s of Citations

It has been cited in well over 200 other research papers.

Reviews Mentioning our Research

It has been contributed significantly to the body of yoga for helping back pain research reviews of the published literature and is mentioned in several Systematic Reviews and Meta Analysis papers.  Here are a few –

Cochrane Review on Yoga and Low Back Pain (2017)

NICE Guidelines on Managing Low Back Pain with or without Sciatica (2016)

‘Yoga for functional ability, pain and psychosocial outcomes in musculoskeletal conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis’Ward L1, Stebbings S, Cherkin D, Baxter GD. Musculoskeletal Care. 2013 Dec; 11(4):203-17.

A systematic review and meta-analysis of yoga for low back pain.’  Cramer H1, Lauche R, Haller H, Dobos G.  Clin J Pain. 2013 May; 29(5):450-60.;

Yoga as a Treatment for Low Back Pain: A Review of the Literature.’  Erik J. Groessl Marisa Sklar and Douglas Chang.  Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain: New Evidence in 2011’. Groessl EJ 2012.  J Yoga Phys Therapy 2:e108. (

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