Arthritis is a disease that is increasingly common among the inhabitants of megacities and suburbs. According to statistics, there were almost 53 million people at the end of 2015 in the US suffering from arthritis.
Dr. Susan Bartlett is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore develops yoga program for people living with arthritis and often publishes her work at the Magazine of Rheumatology.
Yoga is the key of unifying body, mind and spirit. It also improves physical health and exchanges emotional balance. Yoga emphasizes strength, breathing practices and techniques as relaxation or meditation.
Yoga helps to manage stress effectively and has important physical benefits. With 90 seconds Yoga exercises you can forget about the problems of posture. Yoga technique improves also the health of women with breast cancer.
Nowadays the medicine doesn´t know ways to get rid of arthritis, but there are methods reducing stiffness.
Susan J. Bartlett is sure, that yoga is proven to help people with arthritis, because of its exercise benefits, promoting relaxation and stress reduction.
The researchers studied effects of yoga on 75 people with knee osteoarthritis. There were two groups. The first group took 60-minute hatha yoga two times a week for two months, the second one had their daily lifestyle.
After eight weeks 20% people of the first group had less pain. It was also beneficial in the mind and body area.