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Yoga and Arthritis

  • According to the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, Yoga is an excellent way to strengthen joints and tendons while also increasing flexibility and mobility. Their studies have shown that in just 8 weeks clients who attended beginning Yoga sessions 2x week reported increased mobility, balance, and energy and decreased pain.

  • Although Yoga is a great method of stretching and even finding some pain relief from mild to moderate arthritis, you do need to listen to the pain in your joints and be careful if you suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). For beginners to yoga or those with RA, Arthritis-Health suggests using slower moving yoga practices.

  • Vivo trainers frequently incorporate stretches from yoga like the cat and cow, downward dog and child’s pose because they are wholistic stretches that are good for novices to experts. A few other stretches to try: spinal twists, cobblers pose and sun salutations for a morning stretch…. and don’t forget to come to our Chair Yoga session – perfect for everyone!