Id been in a yoga class for several years,for back problems.It was of GREAT help ! Ive dropped out of regular classes for awhile,but Im still doing some yoga stretches and exercises on my owm,which also has been of help .I hope to get back to my regular class to help with arthritic knees .
I have been suffering from serum negative arthritis for the last five years. I have not yet been cured though i tried different fields of medicines. Yoga helps me to lead the life, managing the pain.
I do some of the exercises after my slip disc & it helped me to permanently cure it for ever.
I am a 49 yr old man, average hight weight build etc. I have practiced yoga, power yoga for several years. I wouldn''t say I am dedicated I just enjoy the physical aspect. I started practicing yoga to help with lower back and knee pain that I think was due to pounding on the treadmill. If I am honest the knee pain disappeard but the back pain never really did. Over the years it has been fairly constant but I also developed pain in my elbows. Together these were beginning to affect my life in many ways. My GP sent me for an xray and an examination by an orthopeidic surgeon. The good news is nothing was found to be wrong and he recommended I continue to practice but the pain remained. However after a short illness which stopped me practicing the pain went away. I prided myself on practicing correctly following instructions on DVD''s to the letter but I am convinced yoga, or at least some postures are responsible. I think the Downward Facing Dog is the cause of my elbow pain but I am not sure which posture or postures are responsible for the back pain, twists or bends. I would like to start practicing again and would appreciate any guidance you can give.
Where can I find "Yoga for Arthritis" classes, in my area. Queens, New York . I would appreciate any info, and assistance you can give me.
I suffered a bad fall injuring my back at Xmas last year on the ice when the weather was bad, my back seemed ok after awhile but about a month after the fall i bent down to pick something up and my back just went and i was unable to stand up straight and in terrible pain in my lower back my doctor said i had pulled a muscle in my lower back. Unfortunately when carrying heavy shopping the problem returned, my friend had started a Yoga class at a local sports centre for the over 50''s and i decided to go as well. Since starting this class i have had no back pain etc and the meditiation which the tutor also does us is very good for deep relaxation. I am going to contiue with Yoga it really has helped me so much not just for my back problem but also for my mental well-being which is needed i think in today''s fast pace of life.
I can not do any exercises from the floor. Can I do those that are shown to be down on floor on my bed. Will it work as well?
I have never done yoga, but I am needing an exercise I can do. I have Osteoarthritis in my hands shoulders, knees, feet and ankles, and I think my neck. I also have had a joint replacement in my left thumb. I have nacrotic bone in my left knee and the doc said I can''t walk long distances or run or deep knee bend. I have nacrotic bone in the tarsas bone and tibia end in my right ankle and plantar faciaitis in both feet. I need advice for exercises for these problems. I am also 50 lbs over weight but I can''t lose with just diet alone. I am middle aged.
Yoga for arthritis can be helpful but at no point get involved in power yoga.
Power yoga teachers at times may not know your arthritis condition and prescribe strenuous yoga exercises. Make sure you do light yoga and not power yoga which might hurt you rather than help you.
I am suffering from knee & back pain.Rheumatoid factor is positive.I am keen to practise Yoga exercises,but unable to sit cross legged or squat on floor?Can you please advise any different solution?
i get pain in my hip sockets when i walk to much over 45 minutes i also get it when i do lunges and triangle over 5 breaths. lunges i cant do at all but triangle i can do three to five breaths it is a pain that travles from my hip socket to my torn acl then to my torn achilles tendon a bad yoga instructure adjusted me unproperly and caused that to happen and eventually it lead to arthritis in my hip sockets my question is what poses should i stay away from and what can i do for it
I''ve been practicing YOGA for 10 years and making sure to eat a healthy diet for the past 7. I''m 5''2" and 120 pounds. Still... pain in my hips and knees forced me to go to the doc and I got a diagnosis of Arthritis! I''m only 35! Don''t think that Arthritis only happens to people who don''t take care of themselves. However, now I''m going to increase my daily yoga routine to help counter the effects and take supplements to help my joints.
I suffer with knee and shoulder pain. I have had surgery in one and now the other needs it. I now know that moving around makes a big difference. Thank you for this info.
Hi :) I have severe R.A. and mild scholiosis. I had my methotrexate injection this morning for the R.A. and got home for my first Yoga Class. I live in a senior community and our Yoga is called "chair Yoga." The first thing we learned was: the teacher, or our minds don''t tell us what to do, our bodies tell us ! So I just relaxed and did the exercises within my limitations :)
I am currently training to be a yoga teacher and I also suffer from arthritis. A good instructor will always ask their students about injuries and limitations and offer modifications to those students in class. If your instructor does not do this find another instructor and studio!! Gentle yoga is the best way to start. Work up to Level 1 and higher as your flexibility increases.
Is there a particular beginners tape/video/cd that you can recommend?
To Trevor: I am a professionally trained dancer, movement analysis specialist, trained yoga instructor as well. In response to your post, I believe that you are correct. Its likely that the yoga postures exacerbated the elbow and back pain. This doesn''t mean that you need to quit practicing, though it was good that you did have a break to identify the issue. What needs to happen, your postures even though thought to be done "correctly" doesn''t mean they were correct for your body. There is no such thing as the "perfect pose" that is universal for everyone. Your poses should look different than the people practicing next to you. In other words, if we all practice the pose to look one way, we will all feel it different, may harm ourselves, and not benefit from the intention of the pose. Then the point of the pose is missed and injury risked. Instead, gentleness must be practiced unto oneself as well as knowledge of your personal anatomical anomalies and asymmetries. This takes a very specialized yoga instructor and a practitioner that constantly focuses on love towards their body.
I have osteoarthritis in my hip and like yoga a lot. I would like to recommend a book (I am in no way associated with this book) called ''Yoga for Arthritis: The Complete Guide'' by Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall. Each joint that may be affected has its own section of exercises plus a very detailed discussion of arthritis.