Yoga For Arthritis Joint Pain Introduction to Asanas Kriyas Mudras
Arthritis is primarily of three types. Inflammatoryarthritis such as Rheumatoid arthritis affects usually the smaller joints. It can cause pain,inflammation and swelling, ultimately leading to deformity. On the other hand, degenerativearthritis such as osteoarthritis, usually affects the knees, the weight bearing areasof the body. This is a painful condition that may make the person bedridden out of painand fear. The third type of arthritis is called gouty arthritis, primarily affects the toes.It affects the joints of the big toe, and is due to the deposit of urate, that is Uricacid crystal. Yoga can help the arthritic
patient in many ways. It improves the toleranceof pain. Some people feel that even a thorn prick is like a knife stabbing them, whereasothers can tolerate severe pain as if it is just a thorn pick. This lies in the mind.Yoga helps tolerate pain better. If you can tolerate pain better, your life's qualityis definitely improved. Yoga improves the movements at all the joints, the flexibility,the mobility, the turn ability, ability to turn. This again improves the condition ofthe arthritic patient. Arthritis such as Rheumatoid arthritis isimmune based. It is autoimmune, where your body's immune system is fighting against you.Yoga helps bring about normalcy of the immune
system, thus improving that aspect of arthritis.For the arthritic patient, simple units of movement called jathis where we start to rotateor shake the wrist joint, the elbow joint, or the joint of the shoulder can be done.When you are doing this practice, it is important to feel that you are letting go of all thetensions that you have and are accumulated in your joints. One of the major problems,is our tendency to catch hold of everything. We don't like to let go. These type of practiceswhere we shake, then we catch and let go. This type of practice where we let go is soeffective. It is a gesture, it is a mudra in itself, where we let go. Where we let goof the tensions, where we let go of the problems.
There is a practice called the Nasaraga MukhaBastrika where we do this loosening, catching hold of the tension and letting go of thetension, will help the arthritic patient a lot. In this presentation, we are taking a lookat the different practices to help improve the mobility, the flexibility of the differentjoints of the body. The spine, the neck, the shoulders, and the elbows, the wrists, theankles, the knees and hips, all of these are exercised, by these practices. Practices such as the sheetali or coolingbreath, and sadanta pranayama help restore
normalcy of the three doshas, especially thevata, which the air element associated with joint disorders. Various relaxation practicessuch as the kaya kriya, are also given in this presentation. These practices are excellentmusculoskeletal relaxers bringing about psychosomatic union, restoring the link between the mindand the body. You may not be able to do all of these practiceseveryday. But I recommend, that you consult a qualified yoga therapist who can make upa schedule from these practices based on your age, your gender, and your physical condition.The regular practice of such a schedule of asanas, kriyas, mudras and relaxation techniqueswill surely improve your condition tremendously.
I wish you all the best in this wonderfuljourney from the state of ill health to that of optimum health. Namaskar.
KT Tape Inner Knee
Hi I'm chris harper and with me is Makayla and we're here to demonstrate anapplication for inner knee pain. This is when you havepain at the inner and lower portionof the knee. I'm just going to indicate thatwith a red dot your pain may be in a slightlydifferent location. Some causes of this may be overuse,excessive stress or tightness through
quad and thigh, abrupt changesin direction, or twisting of the knee. KT Tape helps by relieving pressureto reduce pain relaxing muscles and may Increase circulation. For this application we're going to havethe leg in an approximate ninety degree bend and we are going to take ourfirst full strip of tape and we are going to fold that in half in with some scissors we're going tocut rounded corners around that folded end this creates rounded cornersso sharp corners
don't get caught on clothingas you take clothing on and of.f We are going to twist and tear the backingpaper folding that back being careful not totouch the adhesive and this first piece we are going to stretch toeighty percent so we stretch hundred percent and then back that offjust a little bit we are going to apply it right over that point of pain you may beexperiencing. We are going to peal that backing paper offand those ends of the tape being laid down with
absolutely zero stretch so only stretchon that piece is in the middle portion of the tape that goes right over that siteof pain. Our other piece that we just created wegoing to twist and tear that backing paper peeling that back and again trying to handle the tapes soyou're not touching the adhesive apply nice even pressurethrough the piece of tape and apply that crossing the other piece now lining withthe lower leg just like the first piece laying thosetails down with absolutely zero stretch.
Give a little bit of a friction rub soit'd adheres make sure you get all the corners sticking to your skin well littlefriction helps the adhesive stick to the skin much better. And for our third piece we're going totwist and tear a full piece of tape down by the logoend of the tape and create an anchor there. With this piece we are going right in between our first two pieces down a little bitlower so it adheres to the skin and
applying this with absolutely zerostretch so for this peace we need to applytwenty five percent stretch so we are going to stretch it out fullyand then back off half and half again to create twenty five percent and we're going to lay that down in turn the tape to go up towards themiddle thigh or pointing the end tape towards the hip. That last bit of tape we are just going totake the paper off