Arthritis is a disease that inflames and affects the joints and causes mild to extreme pain to people who suffer from it. The most affected joints are weight bearing joints in the spine, hips, knees, ankles, and fingers. Is yoga a good idea for people with arthritis?
I'm not bothered with arthritis, yet, but my doctor suggested yogo for losing weight. Our senior center offers a class and I'm seriously thinking; of joining it. This would help my DH as he has arthritis in most of his joints. He has it in his spine, another kind that goes along with psoraisis. Don't know if I could talk him into doing yoga, but I can try.
Karen, I was truly surprised by the amount of information that supports the use of yoga for arthritis, with research and all! I hope that you are able to get some relief.
Pegi, Yoga at the Senior Center sounds like a great idea. I encourage you to give it a shot and see what you think.
Some men are not real open to the idea of yoga, I think this is because they tend to be less physically flexible and men can be so competitive... But we have 3 that come to the same class I go to and I know they feel that they have benefited greatly from the experience. It would be nice if your hubby would give it (and himself!) a chance.
Thanks Vicki. Hey, lurking is just fine with me! But you are always welcome to jump in and start some chat about your yoga practice too.
As you can probably tell I keep slowly adding more information to the cubit each week so hopefully you will always see something new there to consider. I have additional ideas for "therapeutic" yoga and making it part of the database so it is easier to find...but it will be a slow process.
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Great article Meridell! I never went to any yoga classes. I learned it from a book back in the 70's and practiced it for about 12 years. I always try to get back into it, but never seem to stick with it. Maybe your cubit will help me with that. Thanks so much for pointing out these great health benefits.