Yoga can offer safe and effective treatment for the rehabilitation of low back pain. Cramer et al (2013) showed “… strong evidence for short-term effectiveness and moderate evidence for long-term effectiveness …” in a systematic review and meta-analysis of yoga and low back pain in 10 randomized controlled trials. There were no reports of serious adverse effects.
Cramer H, Lauche R, Haller H, Dobos G. A systematic review and meta-analysis of yoga for low back pain. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2013 May:29(5):450-60.