Arthritis

 

Many students experience quick relief from arthritis after only a few classes of Bikram Yoga. A combination of the heat and the moving, twisting, extending and compressing of every joint can alleviate arthritis.  A regular practice is necessary for continued relief.

Living with arthritis leaves many sufferers with a limited range of activities of day to day living that they can participate in, but it doesn’t have to be that way!  Holistic therapy options such as Bikram (hot) yoga give arthritis sufferers a much greater range of motion and a much greater grasp on managing the pain.  Many students experience quick relief from arthritis after only a few classes of Bikram Yoga. A combination of the heat and the moving, twisting, extending and compressing of every joint can alleviate arthritis.  A regular practice is necessary for continued relief.

While the general opinion is that arthritis is a disease that affects only the older among us, this is incorrect, as many young people can also suffer from this debilitating illness.  In fact, arthritis is a term referring to over one hundred conditions involving inflammation of the joints.

Loosening the Joints

The main benefit of Bikram Yoga in Brighton for those suffering from arthritis is a loosening up of the joints, releasing some of the stiffness therein and enabling great mobility.  Through the twenty-six postures of Bikram Yoga, you will also develop more muscle tone which, in turn, helps take some of the tension and pressure off of your joints as you move.

 

Arthritis and Exercise

 

Regular exercise is key in managing arthritic pain in the joints, and is a crucial component of effective treatment of arthritis, as well as for increasing your overall physical and mental wellbeing. The hot temperatures of Brighton hot yoga help to loosen up the joints while the exercise helps to strengthen surrounding muscle tissue and increase the range of motion in the affected joints.

If you have arthritis and do not exercise on a daily basis, you may find yourself caught in a negative feedback loop in which pain increases and movement decreases as a result of not exercising, which in turn makes it harder and harder to get moving. By exercising every day you prevent your joints from stiffening and may even help control swelling and pain experienced in the affected joints.  Meaning you can get out and DO more with your life!

Will Bikram Yoga Brighton help me?

Yoga, especially Bikram, has been found to play a huge role in managing pain.  While we are not suggesting anyone with a severely inflamed joint move it, moving joints afflicted with arthritis, though initially painful, is the first step to managing the pain.  You should speak with your health care provider to assess your physical and mental condition if you are worried you won’t be able to physically work. 

Bikram Yoga can also be beneficial in relieving a lot of the stress and anxiety that comes with suffering with constant pain.  With the right combination of healthy lifestyle, Bikram Yoga can help arthritis sufferers lead nearly pain free lives.

When you’re ready to leave your pain behind, give our Brighton-based Bikram yoga studio a call on 01273 420279!