Most of us associate arthritis with aging. While osteoarthritis and menopausal arthritis both tend to appear as we age, rheumatoid arthritis can affect anyone of any age. This post will help clarify our understanding of rheumatoid arthritis and will provide background on the scientific research on yoga and rheumatoid arthritis. We’ll also discuss ways to accommodate rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups in your yoga practice.

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? 

Yoga for Arthritis - 8 Tips to Help You Relieve Symptoms and Stay Active

After years of teaching high-impact aerobics, I found myself in the office of an orthopedic surgeon discussing knee surgery. I was frustrated and scared and told my doctor it wasn’t fair because I’d always... Read more
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How to Prevent Boomeritis: Slow the Clock Safely

Bursitis, tendinitis, arthritis, plantar fasciitis . . . these are just some of a long list of ‘itis’es that people become increasingly vulnerable to as they get older. And, they all put you at great risk for... Read more
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Yoga for Arthritis: New Study Shows Yoga Reduces Arthritis Pain and Improves Well-being

Discomfort while walking. Pain in your hip, neck, or other joint area that wakes you up at night. Morning stiffness that can take over an hour to subside. These experiences are all-too-familiar for the one in... Read more