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Yoga may help lung function in COPD patients, study says

October 31, 2013HME News Staff

CHICAGO - People turn to yoga for relaxation, strength and flexibility, but according to a recent study, the ancient practice may have another benefit—improving lung function in COPD patients. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences conducted the study. Researchers had stable COPD patients practice physical poses, breathing techniques, cleansing techniques, meditation and relaxation for one hour a day, twice a week. Their formal training decreased as they began to practice at home. “We...

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