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YOGA FOR ARTHRITIS

YOGA FOR ARTHRITIS

Class Description

Most people with arthritis limit themselves and don’t get enough physical activity.

This class is designed based on scientific studies done on patients with arthritis and osteoarthritis from The Yoga Institute, India, and on the results of 11 studies at Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center. What they have found is when yoga is practiced regularly it can reduce pain, increase flexibility, improve function and lower stress. Yoga is a safe and effective way to move and exercise, you benefit from breathing practice plus you have the bonus of mental benefits as the practice is meditative in nature.

Benefits

Studies show that when Yoga for Arthritis is practiced regularly it can reduce pain, lower stress, increases flexibility, improves sleep, and experience less pain. It helps to reduce physical and psychological symptoms; built strength and coordinate your body in space with more awareness; improve range of motion in your joints. Gentle yoga movement releases the discomfort of tender, swollen joints and improves blood circulation into those areas. Breathing increases blood flow and warms up the muscles, and strength is built while holding the pose.

A Brief Outline Of The Routine

This class is designed based on Integral Yoga style. Starts with 5 min questions/comments, breathing exercises and chanting 7 min, 20 min warm-up and moving sequences, isometric poses (asanas) 20 min, to increase strength, flexibility, and balance. The class will end with deep relaxation in Savasana 5 min, meditation 5 min, and closing om chanting. All these poses will be modified based on participants concerns with the help of props; blocks, bolsters, blankets, belts, chairs. All poses are explored in a gradual progression.

Before taking this class ask your doctor if there are any limitations your yoga therapist should be aware of.

Style driven from: Integral Yoga

Level: therapeutic

Duration: 1h15min

Equipment needed: Comfortable clothes, water, mat

Time/ Location: See class schedule

Yoga Therapist: Maria

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