UTILIZE THE BENEFITS OF GENTLE YOGA TO RELIEVE YOUR SYMPTOMS OF GENERAL ARTHRITIS
Over 50 million people in the United States alone struggle with arthritis, a painful and debilitating inflammation of the body’s joints.
In the medical world, the focus of arthritis treatment is controlling the pain and minimizing any joint damage, while working hard to maintain quality of life. As a result, many doctors will recommend adopting a healthier lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular physical activity. And as yoga remains the premier low-impact, high-result form of physical activity, many have reclaimed their lives from arthritis pain with the help of yoga.
Gentle Yoga for Arthritis shows you how to integrate yoga into any existing exercise routine, to improve your overall health and well-being. Yoga stances release muscular tensions, easing the strain on the body’s joints, while increasing balance, strength, and flexibility. Additionally, breathing techniques encourage better circulation to help your extremities stay loose and healthy.
Gentle Yoga for Arthritis also includes:
· An overview of the causes and symptoms of arthritis
· Helpful diet and lifestyle tips to reduce symptoms
· An introductory guide to understanding the benefits of yoga
· Important precautions to ensure safety during yoga practice
Whether you are beginning to experience arthritis symptoms, or whether you want to adopt a lifestyle to prevent arthritis from ever happening, Gentle Yoga for Arthritis is your complete guide to creating a customized yoga practice specifically for your needs.
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About the Author
Laurie Sanford has practiced yoga for 14 years and is certified under Rob Greenberg, owner of the Yoga for Peace Studio in Margaretville, NY. She has been teaching for eight years and currently provides yoga instruction to adults. Laurie has trained at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, as well as the Himalayan Institute. She currently resides with her husband and daughter in the Catskill Mountains, where they run a weekly newspaper.
Nancy Forstbauer has been practicing yoga for more than 15 years and has studied under Shiva Rea, leading teacher of Prana Flow Yoga and Yoga Trance Dance. She has also studied with Rodney Yee and his wife Colleen at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and with Jill Miller, originator of the Yoga Tune Up DVDs. Nancy runs the Stargayzer Yoga studio in Stamford, NY where she holds classes throughout the week. In 2007, she was certified in Yoga Trance Dance. She currently resides in the Catskill Mountains where she works as a Speech Language Pathologist in the area schools.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What is Arthritis? 1
Chapter 2 The Benefits of Yoga 21
Chapter 3 Safety Precautions 29
Chapter 4 The Poses 37
Chapter 5 Gentle Flows for Arthritis 95