I really want to find a yoga cd that won't aggravate my RA! I am so depressed with my weight! I lost 15 pounds had a flair and gained it back! I am not sure how to eat what not to eat I'm so tired all the time! Any suggestions!
This isn't yoga, but its stretching and works for core and balance. It helps me more than anything I've tried. Low impact but makes a huge difference. It's called Classical Stretch. It's on Directv channel 8 NPT but you can also order seasons and get dvd's. It's by a former ballerina named Miranda Esmonde-White. She focuses on different parts of the body each day. I DVR and then use the one's as needed. I walk and that helps too, but just like other readers have posted, non gluten- no sugar - dairy - soda's etc helps me allot. I also drink pure 100% organic Tart Black Cherry Juice. 3 TSP - 3 X's per day. Cherry Juice is great for inflammation. Also take Tumeric/Cucurmin 2 capsules a day. Great natural pain reliever.
I forgot to add, absolutely no sweet n low or equal, just stevia, no diet or regular sodas!
Well, i went to a naturopathic doc and she told me to get off all gluten (bread, wheat) dairy (milk, butter, cheese) and sugar. And yes, i did get better, but life was not fun, i love food, and not eating great stuff made me very depressed, but did help my pain. I usually do the diet for a few weeks, and then blow it for a week of fun eating and then pay for it with pain for a week, and start diet again.
If you go to YouTube you can find several variety of rheumatoid yoga exercises!!!
It's a vicious cycle of RA Pain, being too tired to exercise & diet. I do several slow, concentrated stretches that I learned in P/T. I learned them, paid attention to proper form & now just do them at home myself because I couldn't afford p/t. I've had 4 foot surgeries so they are done laying down or sitting in a chair. I lost 54 lbs & now have added light 2 lb hand weights that I do every other day. If I'm having a bad Flare or weather is causing a bad pain day, I don't do them. As far as diet, I have a Gluten Sensitivity which means I can eat SOME things with gluten with no problem. The biggest things (which were HARD) was to wean myself off bread, butter & pasta. I ate high protein like chicken with rice or shrimp with rice. I season things with Mrs. Dash. I also ate the Uncle Bens precooked pinto beans & rice that you cook in the microwave for 90 seconds. My exercises are stretches for my back, leg lifts, an exercise called The Clam, shoulder rolls. Again, I can't put weight on my bad foot so I do these laying down or sitting. It's still an every day struggle. I just started a new med & it put 15 lbs on me. I also have Cushing's Disease from the years of steriods. I try to stay away from steriods. I'd suggest to look Online for Prevention magazine that offers many exercises that may help you & Arthritis Foundation magazine offer exercises. You need to check with your doctor & don't think you need to do a workout like at a gym, you're not. It's hard but when you notice your arms getting toned or your clothes are fitting looser, it will encourage you.