Monday, September 14, 2009

Yoga Asana For Weight Loss For People Affected With Arthritis

The researches have shown that yoga asanas can reduce the arthritic pain to a significant level. people who suffer from arthritis find it difficult to move at all. Thus at times they opt for a sedantary lifestyle. But this is not the answer to the problem. Therefore the doctors advice their patients to go for low impact exercises like the yoga asanas so as to improve their daily movement. However before initializing the exercises, you have to remember certain points:

1. Do not hurry up and start exercising at an enhanced rate. Just be patient.
2. Do not exercise so much that it goes past your pain.
3. Graduate to a higher level of exercises at a slow pace.
4. While exercising, never try to force the joint that is having arthritic pain. This may create further damage.
5. Only try to do those asanas with which you are comfortable.
6. Yoga and competition do not go hand in hand. So if you cannot kneel due to an arthritic pain, do not go over the limit. Just accept your problem and opt for those exercises which do not include knee movement.

Some of the best exercises for arthritis weight loss include leg raises, shoulder stretches and neck movement. Some of the best asanas include Trikoasana or the triangle pose, Urdvha Mukha Svansana or the upward facing dog and Adho Mukha Svansana or the downward facing dog asana. Yet another great asana is the Navasana or the boat asana.


  1. I like your site a lot ~ love your message! I think we have quite a bit in common. I write about mindset changes, which is a perfect blend into the physical changes you talk about.

    Both absolutely need three ingredients:

    1. Passion
    2. Plan
    3. Massive action

    When you have a second, check out my thoughts.


  2. Nice posting. Do you know about these yoga books?

  3. Thanks for the comment. I dont know about these books but I do know about a lot of yoga exercises.