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Government releases video on health benefits of yoga

CHristine Hsu: Federal health officials have released a set of videos featuring the scientific research of how yoga works, the safety of yoga and whether yoga can help treat certain health problems.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) says that the videos can help viewers make informed decisions if they’re interested in practicing the ancient Hindu meditation practice.

Researchers say for instance that there is accumulating scientific evidence that while yoga may be beneficial for lower back pain, the meditation practice has not been proven to help treat asthma and research into …

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