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Yoga for Arthritis
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If it is a mild case of Arthritis, Surya Namaskar may be fine, but if it is severe or advanced; slow Restorative Yoga or Yoga Therapy is the best choice.

Asanas should be held for longer periods of time - 20 seconds to two minutes, depending on strength, condition, and the exact level of arthritis.

Pain is also important - as students should not push through pain.

Slow, controlled, and very moderate movement of joints is helpful for Arthritis patients.

Too much movement causes friction in the joints, and is not recommended.

Yoga improves the blood circulation thoughout the body, and in joints, so it is good for all levels - As it removes toxins.

Asanas - Most are no problem, but you may have to modify them for the student.

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Pranayama, which involves deep breathing, is suggested.

There is a special type of Pranayama with Inhalation through the right nostril and exhalation with both nostrils.

This creates a sound, much like Bhamari Pranayam, which originates from the throat and has been very effective in students with Arthritis.

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