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Yoga can have several positive effects including increased physical flexibility, strength and muscle coordination, calming and focusing the mind to body awareness to decrease stress and anxiety as well as improvement of mood. Research findings show yoga may a supplemental intervention for a broad range of pain-associated diseases such as chronic back pain, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, and rheumatoid arthritis.