Try Out These Simple Yoga Asanas to Cure Arthritis

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Jan 31, 2018
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  • Yoga can cure almost all your ailments
  • Yoga can ease the arthritis pain to an extent
  • There are different yoga poses that arthritis patients can try

Yoga is known to cure numerous diseases. Here are some asanas that can help you cure arthritis:

Shoulder socket rotation

  • Stay in the elbow bending position
  • Make a circular movement from the shoulder joints, keeping the fingers in contact with the shoulders
  • Do it 10 times clockwise, then 10 times anti-clockwise
  • Try to make the circular movement of each elbow as large as possible, bringing the two elbows in contact with each other in front of the chest

Knee bending

  • Resume the base position
  • Bend the right leg at the knee and clasp the hands under the right thigh
  • Straighten the right leg without allowing the heel or toe to touch the ground
  • Keep the hands under the right thigh but allow the arms to straighten
  • Bend the right leg as much as possible at the knee, bringing the heel near the right buttock. Repeat 10 times
  • Now repeat the same procedure with the left leg

Knee crank

  • Resume the base position
  • Instead of stretching the right leg, hold the thigh near the trunk and rotate the lower leg in a circular motion about the knee
  • Do 10 times clockwise, then 10 times anti-clockwise. Repeat the same procedure with the left leg

Wrist joint rotation

  • Stay in the same position as exercise 1 but with only the right hand extended
  • Clench the right fist and rotate it clockwise 10 times about the wrist. Then rotate the fist anti-clockwise 10 times
  • Repeat the same movement with the left hand. Extend both arms in front of the body with the fists clenched
  • Rotate the fists together 10 times clockwise and then 10 times anti-clockwise

Dynamic spinal twist

  • Resume the base position
  • Separate the Legs as much as is comfortable
  • Keeping the arms straight, bring the right hand to the left big toe and stretch the left arm behind the back
  • Keep both arms in one straight line
  • Turn the head and look backwards, directing the gaze to the left hand
  • Turn the trunk in the opposite direction; bring the left hand to the right big toe and stretch the right arm behind you
  • This is one round
  • Repeat 10 or 20 times
  • At the beginning do the exercise slowly, and then gradually increase the speed

Variation:

If the practitioner wishes, he can try to separate the legs further without bending them and then repeat the entire exercise.

Elbow bending

  • Maintain the same position as exercise 13 but hold both arms outstretched with the hands open and the palms uppermost
  • Bend both arms at the elbows, touch the shoulders with the fingers, then straighten the arms again. Repeat this exercise 10 times

Elbow bending

  • Perform the same exercise but with the arms extended sideways
  • Do 10 times

Ankle Rotation

  • Remain in the base position as in exercise 1
  • Separate the legs, keeping them straight
  • Keep the heels in contact with the floor
  • Rotate the right foot clockwise about the ankle 10 times
  • Rotate the right foot in the same way but anti-clockwise 10 times
  • Repeat the same procedure with the left foot. Then rotate both feet together

Ankle Crank

  • Assume the base position
  • Place the right ankle on the left thigh
  • With the assistance of the left hand, rotate the right foot clockwise 10 times, then anticlockwise 10 times
  • Repeat the same procedure with the left foot
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