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Most of us suffer back pain at some point in our lives. In fact, it's one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor. Many of us also probably reach for medication. Now, new guidelines from the American College of Physicians say try exercise, yoga, or massage first.

That's a pretty big change for both doctors and patients, but a welcome one, some doctors say.

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A new study published by the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign showed that practicing hatha yoga three times a week for eight weeks can improve older adults’ cognitive skills.

One underwriter sharing the love during the month of Valentine is 3 Hearts Yoga of Murray. The new yoga studio and juice bar is passionate about healthy living, and owner Marcy Snodgrass has good reason to be. After having open heart surgery at age 23, and being told she would be on medication for the rest of her life - she knew there had to be a better way. That's when she began practicing yoga and changed her nutritional lifestyle. Over the years her passion has grown - as has her desire to share her skill with the community. 

Some Hindus are fighting back against the hemp-clothed latte crowd and trying to return Yoga to its philosophical roots. So take a deep breath, greet the sun, and get ready for "Take Back Yoga 2: Electric Boogaloo"