Your Senior Yoga Practice with Arthritis

Modify

Use props such as blocks, folded blankets and straps to personalize your yoga practice and make it more comfortable.

Poses can be modified by not going “deep” into the positions.

  • Most yoga teachers are more than willing to work with you to find pose variations and modifications to accommodate your Arthritis.

Tips

Practice proper body alignment and equal weight distribution.

Find a comfortable resting pose to go to if you are feeling pain or discomfort in your joints.

  • Always practice yoga poses in your pain-free range.

Progression

Listen to your body and be mindfully present in the moment as you practice. Do not try to keep up with classmates or have expectations of yourself.

  • With regular practice, you will likely gain flexibility, strength and confidence in your yoga practice.

Source: https://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/exercise/arthritis-friendly/yoga.php

For more information regarding Senior Yoga or upcoming Senior Yoga Certification trainings, contact Debbie Russo: [email protected] or call 630-291-4884.