You are currently browsing the Osteoarthritis Blog blog archives for the day Saturday, July 3rd, 2010.

Support and Brace Support and Brace

Calendar

July 2010
M T W T F S S
« Jun   Aug »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  

Archive for July 3rd, 2010

Yoga for OA

Yoga is designed to unify the mind, body and spirit.  It should generate a bond between a person and their surroundings.  Also, it is a great form of exercise.  Yoga can improve physical well-being, promote mental health, and restore an emotional balance.

Yoga is a safe and effective method for increasing physical activity.  Exercise is a must for people with osteoarthritis of the knee – studies prove it.  Yoga is proven to improve flexibility, increase muscle strength, help with balance, and increase respiratory endurance.  All of this without wear and tear on the knees.

Yoga has important psychological benefits as well.  It is like meditating.  It will increase your mental energy making you more alert and enthusiastic.  Also it will reduce your feelings of anxiety.

People living with chronic knee osteoarthritis can benefit physically and psychologically from yoga.  Try it!