According to a study provided by Binghamton University, prayer in mosques improves back pain. The action of bowing and the position of the legs with the face down to the ground is perfect for spinal exercise. This is similar to yoga. Mohammad Khassawneh according to Newsbeat Social, says that this type of prayer even prevents back pain. He says it is similar to physical therapy for prevention of back issues. The study was co-authored by him.