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3 Yoga Asanas: Pain Relief for Arthritis

By Kimberly King

Yoga is a terrific option for managing joint pain associated with arthritis.

Science backs this, too: A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that osteoarthritic women who practiced yoga reported a 46% decline in pain and a 39% reduction in stiffness–and this was just after eight weeks of yoga.

3 Yoga Asanas to Manage Arthritis

Forward Fold

Cobra

Seated Spinal Twist

These poses help overall flexibility, lubricate joints, and relieve tension.

Key Notes:

Most importantly, remember to leave your ego in the car. When we are new to yoga, we tend to look around at others and compare ourselves with them. Comparison is the thief of Joy! Only be concerned with your body, your breathing, and your mat.

About the Author:

Kimberly King, “The Safety Mom,” is the author of the best-selling, most highly recommended book for children on prevention called I Said No! A kid-to-kid guide to keeping private parts private. Her other Moms Choice Gold Winners are Finding Your Fit, and When Your Parents Divorce.

Kimberly is a mom of three children, kindergarten teacher, yoga teacher, survivor, Sexual Abuse Prevention Facilitator with D2L.org , and a crisis counselor.