I have recently been sharing my experiences of living with Rheumatoid Arthritis and how I have used yoga and meditation to cope and to ease my symptoms.
Creaky yogi – living with pain
This blog recounts my journey from RA diagnosis to how I feel today.
It took me a long time to adjust to my feelings of fear for the future and the sadness for the past I had lost – let alone getting used to living with pain.
I hope that in some way this information can be of help to others in a similar situation. Rheumatoid Arthritis, or any other chronic condition, has a significant impact on your life but I found that I was able to improve my situation over time, using some reasonably simple techniques. Yoga has played a big part in this and I would like to share this information with you.
Creaky yogi – My yoga of choice
There are many different types of yoga and they all have their benefits. When I was struggling with my mobility and pain levels, I found certain types of yoga were better than others. In this blog I describe the yoga that works for me. If you are able to get down onto the floor, and get back up again :-), I would thoroughly recommend Yin yoga. This type of yoga is excellent for improving joint health and increasing range of motion. It is also a great way of starting a meditation practice and turning the volume down on the world. Please have read and let me know what you think.
If floor based yoga is not an option for you then chair yoga is a great alternative. In a chair yoga session you can work on the entire body, increasing flexibility and strength without putting unnecessary weight on those poor joints.
As I’m a yoga teacher and I have experience of living with pain I decided to try and find a way to help you get started. I have found an online teaching platform that has enabled me to host a number of online yoga classes free of charge.
There will be two class available, Chair and Yin, and both will be live and fully interactive.
NB. I will be able to see & hear you and you will be able to see & hear me. I am aiming to schedule both in the coming weeks.
Get in Touch
If you would like to join me please register your interest below. Please note that space is limited but I will do my best accommodate everyone.
Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contact list to ensure your invite doesn’t get lost)
Bye for now.
The Creaky Yogi