Joint inflammation is named as Arthritis, it is accompanied with joint pain. Since, it is a rheumatic disease, it can affect various internal body parts, i.e., it can not only just damage your joints, it can affect muscles, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. It has currently above 100 known forms and still counting. Its types varies from those related to inflammation brought on by an abnormally active immune system to those related to cartilage wear and tear as osteoarthritis (like rheumatoid arthritis).
Losing weight during arthritis is suggested because it helps decrease joint pain and increases movability. Overweigh patients of arthritis are at higher risk of causing injury to their joints due to extra force on knees. Losing weight is also an implied way to keep away arthritis. According to reports, overweight women have around 4 times the chances fo knee osteoarthritis, on the other hand overweight men have 5 times greater risk of having this disease.
Yoga can stop Arthritis from worsening. Reports from John Hopkins Arthritis Center suggests that Yoga is one of the safest and effective way to improve physical activity and also provides benefits to mental health. On the other hand it also increases muscle strength, enhance respiratory endurance, improves flexibility and promote balance. It also helps in improving stamina and managing pains.
Some Yoga Asanas suggested by experts to reduce pain during arthritis –
How to do it – Step by Step
• Take a seat on the floor or on bed.
• Keep your back straight.
• Extend your legs pointing your toes towards your body.
• Shrink your pelvic, calf, and thigh muscles.
• Put your palms on the floor in front of your hips to support your spine and lighten your shoulders.
• Take 8-10 deep breaths.
2. Kapal Bhati Pranayama
• Choose any position to sit in like, Ardhapadmasan, Padmasana or Sukhasan).
• Keep your back straight and shut your eyes.
• Sit on your knees and place your palms up (in Prapthi Mudra).
• Concentrate on taking a steady breath in and then expelling swiftly, powerfully, and periodically.
• By compressing your stomach, you can force the diaphragm and lungs to let out all the air inside them.
• You should instantly inhale while letting your stomach expand.
3. The Siddha Walk Method
This is performed by moving from south to north while drawing a figure eight. Walking in the design of an 8 through this path from south to north will take 21 minutes. Once you have finished the needed number of laps, you must go round and walk for an extra 21 minutes from north to south. The application of Siddha Walk can be involved in your daily practice due to its therapeutic benefits. It brings well-being to your body, calmness to the mind and provides you with self-healing capabilities.