Arthritis is not only the sickness of the elderly or aged individuals but young individuals, teenagers and children can equally have it. Arthritis is a group of more than 100 diseases with inflammation of joints as a common factor amongst all. Though, osteoarthritis is the most common of all.
Whatever be the cause, arthritis is associated with poor muscle strength and bone health, disproportionate body weight and inactive or unhealthy lifestyle. By making use of yoga, joints can be strengthened that is the core necessity to deal and prevent joint stiffness and the occurrence of arthritis. Yoga offers one with a balancing act that regulates muscle and bone health, while regulating amounts of uric acid in the body.
Relevant Yoga Exercises For Arthritis
Fully elongate the body at the start to stretch a stiff back. Bring the arms together in prayer position and then raise them overhead, keeping the hands parallel. Bend forward to touch the feet and then step out the right leg, arch back and lift the chin upwards. Then step the left leg backwards, bringing it close to the right leg, keeping the spine and legs in straight line.
Support the entire weight over feet and hand. Now lower the knees, forehead and chest, while keeping hips up and toes curled. Now stretch forward in cobra pose and bend back, keeping arms straight below the shoulders. Then lift the hips, curling toes and pressing down over the heels. Then bring the right leg forward with foot stretched and flat on the floor. Then bend forward trying to touch feet and then raise arms and come back to standing pose completing the sun salutation.
Wrist joints are also at high risk of undergoing arthritis, majorly rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. With proper stretching and bending yoga poses arthritis of wrist can be easily kept under check.
Bend the wrist in forward direction, while keeping fingers close to each other and then bend the wrist backwards. Perform bending exercise for 5 to 10 minutes in each direction. This helps to improve range of wrist motion and keep them more flexible.
Single Leg Raising Pose
This yoga pose is performed preliminary to prepare and warm up the body for performing more intense movements later. It is useful for strengthening legs, abdominal muscles and lower back muscles that if remained healthy will ensure proper movements of connected joints and spine.
Lay down straight on the floor with both legs stretched out in front. Then raise one of the legs, while lying down and then raise the head, trying to touch the knee of the raised leg with the forehead. Since, only one leg needs to be raised at one time, it is called as single leg raising pose.
Standing Side Stretch Pose
Standing side stretch pose involves two lines of energy radiating out from the centre, one line that reaches upwards from the belly and outward via the arm. The other line of energy travels downward through the legs.
Stand erect with both the legs close by, and then tilt the head to one side, while keeping the back straight. Now raise the hand on the other end and let it bent over the head to the same side where the head bends.
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