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Why People Practice Yoga1

58% do it to maintain health and well-being

16% use it to treat specific medical conditions

10.5% use it for musculoskeletal conditions

Of those who used yoga for specific conditions, 22% said their doctor recommended it

Back pain is the number one reason people use complementary health practices2

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September 2013

1  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2533368/

2  http://thelancet.com/themed/global-burden-of-disease