Arthritis has impacted over 180 million Indians; we often ignore early symptoms of arthritis by thinking it’s a normal ache. We often think of it as a regular knee joint pain, or back ache, however, we should look for the root cause and check if we have swelling in our joints, or have lost our flexibility.
Arthritis terms come from, arth meaning- joint and ritis meaning inflammation, a term used for over 100 of different diseases all related to inflammation in joints. Arthritis usually occurs when there is a reduction in the number of cartilage tissues.
As per studies, yoga can be used as an adjunct therapy in the cases of arthritis. It is also proven that yoga can improve Rheumatoid arthritis and decrease inflammation. It works on the neuro-psycho-immune axis.
So, here we have given a few asanas to help you in the pain of arthritis,
1. Virabhadrasana- also known as warrior pose can help you fight the pain of arthritis and eventually reduce it. It is a great asana to stretch your body. It strengthens legs, arms and lower back. This asana is also extremely beneficial to treat frozen shoulders. One can hold some support or keep support for the knee while performing this asana.
2. Vrikshasana- also known as tree pose, is one of the best poses to feel grounded. It can improve concentration power as well. It helps the yogi to improve their balance and focus. It helps you strengthen your legs and back. However, people with migraines or high blood pressure should refrain from doing this asana.
3. Marjariasana – also known as Cat stretch asana is a complete posture. The asana stretches your upper body greatly. It increases flexibility and strength in shoulders, spine, arms, and wrists. It is also an effective asana to improve blood circulation. People with neck and shoulder problems should consult their instructor or doctor before performing this asana.