4 Perks to Striking a Yoga Pose
Meet your mat
Research shows that doing simple neck-, shoulder-, and back-stretching poses can cut down on the number of head-splitting episodes—and make them less intense.
Perfecting ab- and pelvic-focused poses like Triangle and Cobra may lead to more O’s, a Journal of Sexual Medicine study found.
Using relaxing poses (like Standing Forward Bend) coupled with meditationmay help you nod off sooner—especially if you have sleep troubles.
Less back pain
Twice-a-week yoga sessions not only keep you limber, but also kick chronic low-back pain to the curb, suggests a study in the journal Spine.