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2021 Dec 22

J Ayurveda Integr Med

Designing, validation, and the feasibility of a yoga module for patients with ankylosing spondylitis.


Singh J, Metri K, Tekur P, Mohanty S, Jha M, Singh A, Raghuram N
J Ayurveda Integr Med. 2021 Dec 22:100479.
PMID: 34953604.


Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes significant disability and reduced quality of life. Scientific studies on yoga have revealed its various health benefits in chronic conditions, including autoimmune diseases. However, whether yoga is feasible for AS patients or not is not studied. Further, no validated yoga module is available for AS patients.