Best Five Yoga Meditation Techniques For Bone And Joint Health

There are an abundance of yoga meditation techniques that can enhance your physical integrity, aside from any spiritual and emotional benefits. As we age, our bodies have a tendency to deteriorate unless we are actively engaged in activities such as yoga that preserve and enhance our health and flexibility. Writing for the blog BreatheDenver.Com, writer Carolyn Fallon discusses the five yoga meditation techniques that can enhance our bone and joint health.

Best Five Yoga Meditation Techniques For Bone And Joint Health

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can both be extremely painful and potentially debilitating conditions. According to St. Joseph’s Hospital,

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Certain yoga meditation techniques in particular can preserve bone and joint health. Photo by Kirsty Pargeter c/o Photos.Com.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common cause of knee pain in the elderly. Arthritis sufferers typically live a sedentary lifestyle in hopes of avoiding discomfort; but this actually has the reverse effect.  The more one avoids activity, the greater the pain.  The greater the pain, the more a sufferer will avoid exercise. Which, ultimately leads to greater disability and more pain. It can become a vicious cycle.

The good news is certain styles of yoga can measurably improve joint health and overall quality of life. Recently, there have been more than 75 scientific studies published about yoga in major medical journals. Every one of them has shown that it is a safe way to increase physical activity. What’s more, because of the meditation associated with yoga, it has considerable mental health benefits as well.  Yoga is known to: increases muscle strength, improve flexibility, strengthen respiratory endurance, improve balance, increase energy and lower levels of pain. It also increases mental energy and positive feelings, while reducing negative feelings, anxiety and physical complaints.

Read about all five yoga meditation techniques good for your bones and joints at breathedenver.com:

Yoga meditation techniques that promote bone and joint health are very important to our overall ability to maintain our independence from the medical establishment as we age. Do yoga and keep your ability to walk, run, play tennis, or whatever you want for as long as you want.

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