According to a new research, the movements made during Muslim prayer can reduce lower back pain. The study was cited on Binghamton University’s website. The study found that the bowing part is the most stressful on the lower back, but for individuals with low back pain, using proper knee and back angles during the ritual can reduce pain.
The paper was published in International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
NewsBeat Social has quoted co author of the study, Mohammad Khasawneh, as saying that the movements of the prayer are “similar to those of yoga or physical therapy intervention exercises, used to treat lower back pain,”
According to the Independent, roughly 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide, bow, kneel and place their foreheads to ground in the direction of Makkah up to five times a day.