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Yoga For Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition where one or more joints swell and become tender. Therefore you may experience pain and stiffness in the joints. Arthritis gets worse as we age. There are many types of arthritis, but the most common ones are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. A 2012 study by the American College of Rheumatology suggests that physical activity is very important to treat rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis effectively.

Yoga is a great option. People may worry about excessive pain or making the condition worse if they exercise. However, the opposite is true. Yoga and any gentle movement is beneficial to people with arthritis.

What Are the Benefits of Yoga for Arthritis?

Studies on the National Library of Medicine suggest that physical activity like yoga helps people with arthritis; including those with  symptoms such as decreased physical energy, endurance, and muscle strength.

How To Do Yoga for Arthritis

Studies show you are less prone to serious injuries if you do yoga with a experienced teacher. Nowadays, you can also use yoga instructional videos or make use of other online resources. Videos and online live classes offer the convenience of learning and practicing yoga in your home.

First, you need to discuss yoga for arthritis with your doctor. The doctor will also consider if other conditions may affect your ability to participate in yoga. You should stop if yoga causes you more pain.

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