The immune system disease known as rheumatoid arthritis causes severe chronic pain in affected joints, but a slow, careful exploration of beginner's yoga poses may help you find some relief. Learn the safe, careful way to proceed in this free video on therapeutic yoga.
Hi, I'm Noa Spector-Flock, St. Petersburg, Florida. My website is Stretchandstrong.com. Today, we're going to talk a little bit about rheumatoid arthritis which is an immune system disease which I'm sure that you have a physician that helps you with it and if not, you need to see one. The few tips I can give you are to mostly engage with easy yoga classes, beginner's yoga classes because the immune disease is that the joints are attacked, the synovium around, the thin layers around the joints are attacked and creates constant and chronic inflammation, therefore pain, stiffness, so things like the sufi grind where you can go around gently as you inhale to the back, inhale to the front, I'm sorry, exhale to the back, maybe do this for one minute in one direction and then change and do it to the other direction. Then you can put your hands on your shins and flex and extend your spine. Again move very gently and very slowly warming up, finding what you can do and what you can't do. Anything that you want to do consult with your physician to make sure that it's right for you. A breath that may be very beneficial and again it's taken from Kundalini Yoga and I will highly suggest for you to tune in with the ong namo guru dev na mor before you do that is to do a left nostril breathing where you put your thumb on your right nostril, you focus in and up towards the center of your head and you inhale from your left nostril and you exhale from your left nostril. Do this for three minutes. The left nostril is the moon energy, it is the coming down energy and the relaxing. I'm Noa Spector-Flock, Stretchandstrong.com. Thanks for watching.