Yoga for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia

 

Yoga is a gentle exercise that will help with stiff bones and joints. It is also very good for the overall health of our bodies, mind and eyes. As we exercise the blood circulates through our bodies bringing need nutrients to each system. Please click on the link below as there are pictures of the movements. MDA

According to a study on the benefits of yoga for rheumatoid arthritis, patients who practice yoga showed significant improvements in rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.

The outcomes of the research demonstrate that rheumatoid arthritis patients who completed 12 sessions of Raj yoga, which is among the gentler forms of yoga, combining breathing and exercise techniques, showed significant improvements in disease activity scores and health assessment questionnaires. There was however no statistically significant improvement on the quality of life scale.

The majority of individuals having rheumatoid arthritis don’t exercise on a regular basis in spite of the fact that people who do, report less pain and are as a result more physically active. Even though the study was conducted in a small group of patients the outcomes reveal clearly the benefits of yoga for rheumatoid arthritis…..

read more: http://www.ahealthblog.com/studies-show-benefits-of-yoga-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-fibromyalgia.html

 

source: Health Blog Moffitt Cancer Center

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