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Mind precedes all phenomena, mind matters the most, everything is mind-made. If with an impure mind you speak or act, then suffering follows you as the cartwheel follows the foot of the draft animal. If with a pure mind you speak or act, then happiness follows you as a shadow that never departs.
 -Buddha in Dhammapada
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My experience with Chow

Coming to India for business, the most important gift I received were the yoga classes from Chow Siddhartha. Chow immediately recognized my physical struggle after multiple back surgeries. I have never met someone so caring, involved and professional at the same time. Chow made me a special program. After returning to my home country in Europe, The Netherlands, he continued to give me advice and support online. As proposed by Chow, I came back to Bangalore last month and enrolled in the yoga academy for further recovery and returned home as a new person. Thank you Chow: you changed my life !

- Janet Van Zoest, Director, Avans University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands.

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Yoga for Back pain
 Are you suffering from Back Pain?
 Back Pain is a common health problem most of us suffer in our daily life.
According to the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society, Yoga is an effective, evidence-based treatment for Back Pain.

Yoga offers greater benefit than exercise alone. The Yoga for Back Pain practices are a combination of Self-awareness, physical exercises with breathing, mental focus, the patients are educated about good posture, healthy lifestyle, stress management, self-care, and relaxation.

The regular practice of yoga therapy can restore the normalcy of your back and help you prevent surgery.

There are different types of back pain people suffer from e.g. Spondylosis, Slip Disc, Sciatica, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis etc. The yoga practices are different for each type of back pain.  For example, the yoga practices for Slip Disc are totally opposite from the yoga practices for Spondylolisthesis.  For Slip Disc you need to do backward bending asanas (extension practices) whereas for Spondylolisthesis you need to do forward bending asanas (flexion practices). Therefore each type of back pain practices are different and needs individual customization. 

Therefore, if you are suffering from any type of back pain, you need an expert yoga therapist (not normal yoga instructor or yoga teacher) who can understand your problem and customize the yoga practices accordingly and also design a progressive yoga module that will lead you to recovery step by step.

Chow Siddhartha, the founder of Siddhartha Yoga, Bangalore suffered from Back Pain while working as a site engineer in the Indian Railways. He was riding a motorcycle on uneven roads while overseeing the railway track developmental works. With the unbearable back pain, he realized his health was more important than his job. He quit the job and came to SVYASA Yoga University, Bangalore and studied Yoga and Yoga Therapy for seven years under the personal guidance of Dr. R. Nagarathna, MBBS, MD, FRCP and Dr. H.R. Nagendra, Ph.D. - the world-renowned yoga experts. During his seven years of stay at SVYASA Yoga University, Chow Siddhartha mastered the art of treating different types of back pain with yoga therapy as well as other various diseases.  Chow was also the Chief Yoga Therapist and Head of Back Pain Section at AROGYADHAMA, SVYASA University for five years. 
Chow has been treating back pain participants hailing from different parts of the world at Bangalore for the last 16 years.  Chow also treats back pain participants online who cannot come to Bangalore.

Chow has been featured in Financial Times, Indian Express, Times of India, The Telegraph and Deccan Herald.

If you are suffering from any type of Back Pain and would like to consult/ get treatment with Chow Siddhartha, please contact:

+91-98459 36798
Dr. Padmini, Ph.D., Professor, SVYASA Yoga University and Chow Siddhartha jointly Published the following research papers on Back Pain:

1) A comprehensive yoga program improves pain, anxiety, and depression in chronic low back pain patients more than exercise: An RCT (published in the journal of “Complementary Therapies in Medicine”, an international, peer-reviewed journal.)
June 2012

P. Tekur | R. Nagarathna | S. Chametcha | Alex Hankey | H.R. Nagendra
2) Effect of Yoga on Quality of Life of Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP) Patients: A Randomized Control Study (published in the 'International Journal of Yoga' a peer-reviewed international journal.  It is abstracted and indexed in PubMed Central, EBSCO databases, EmCare, Expanded Academic ASAP, and ProQuest.)
January 2010
Tekur P, Chametcha S, Hongasandra RN, Raghuram N.

3) Effect of short-term Intensive Yoga Program on Pain, Functional Disability and Spinal Flexibility in Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Control Study (published in the ‘Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine’, an international, peer-reviewed journal).
July 2008
Tekur P, Singphow C, Nagendra HR, Raghuram N

Yoga as Therapy

Yoga as therapy is the use of yoga as exercise, consisting mainly of postures called asanas, as a gentle form of exercise and relaxation applied specifically with the intention of improving health. This form of yoga is widely practised in classes, and may involve meditation, imagery, breath work (pranayama) and music. At least three types of health claim have been made for yoga: magical claims for medieval haṭha yoga, including the power of healing; unsupported claims of benefits to organ systems from the practice of asanas; and more or less well supported claims of specific medical and psychological benefits from studies of differing sizes using a wide variety of methodologies. Systematic reviews have found beneficial effects of yoga on low back pain and depression, but despite much investigation little or no evidence for benefit for specific medical conditions. Study of trauma-sensitive yoga has been hampered by weak methodology.
Health is the highest gain contentment is the greatest wealth nirvana is the highest bliss
-Buddha in Dhammapada