Rheumatoid Arthritis is a long term autoimmune disorder that primarily affects joints. It typically results in warm, swollen, and painful joints. Most commonly, the wrist and hands are involved, with the same joints typically involved on both sides of the body. The disease may also affect other parts of the body. This may result in a low red blood cell count, inflammation around the lungs, and inflammation around the heart. Fever and low energy may also be present. Often, symptoms come on gradually over weeks to months.
Research suggest that yoga can help people with various types of arthritis reduce joint pain, improve joint flexibility and function, and lower stress and tension for better sleep.
A program of yoga including asanas, breathing, and relaxation can make a big difference in joint tenderness and swelling, according to the Arthritis Foundation. And the better you feel, the better you’ll be able to handle your rheumatoid arthritis.
Yoga has other benefits for people with stiff joints due to arthritis. “Stretching exercises in general help to improve range of motion, so the fact that you’re stretching in yoga will help flexibilty.
Watch the video below on how to heal the inflammation and pain caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis with Yoga!