Joint pain affects many of us, sooner or later in life. Our joints ache either due to inflammation or as a result of constant wear and tear. Other causes of joint pain include spicy food, a sedentary lifestyle, wrong exercise, obesity, bad posture and repetitive action.
On a general basis, line workers, those required to be on their feet constantly like nurses, doctors, policemen etc are most prone to this problem. Other professionals such as cooks, gardeners, potters, craftsmen etc suffer pain of the wrists and hands, due to repetitive movement of these parts. Exercising without proper warm-up can also cause joint pain.
In yoga, joint pains are symptomatic of an uneven or poor flow of energy throughout the body. The first line of defense in yoga is to open up these blocked parts, which are usually at our joints.
Yoga poses provide a full body workout by undoing the knots that block the transport of blood, nutrients and energy throughout the body.
These poses strengthen the support systems around a joint, like the muscles and tendons.
Improve bone density.
The slow, controlled physical movement of joints is helpful for Arthritis patients.
It improves the blood circulation in joints, removing unwanted toxins and other waste products.
Various Asanas like Basic Movement, Tadagasana, Pavanamuktasana, Makarasana, Swastikasana, Januhastasana, Hastashirasana, Ekpadsahajhasta Bhujangasana, Dwipadsahajhasta Bhujangasana, Veerasana, Trikonasana, Vrikshasana are helpful.