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Yoga for Arthritis- Class Series

A collection of yoga classes and resources for people living with arthritis

Yoga for Arthritis- Class Series

A collection of yoga classes and resources for people living with arthritis
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The introductory lecture lays out the scientific research our team has conducted, describing how yoga impacts health and wellbeing for people with arthritis. Talking points from this lecture may be useful for promoting yoga to people who otherwise may be reluctant to try it.
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This class is done mostly seated and is appropriate for a break from desk work or for people who are unable to easily get to the floor. It introduces movement into all of the major synovial joints and can be useful as a simple morning practice.
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This traditional mat class uses a variety of pose variations and props. Students will receive instruction about ways that poses can be adapted to physical limitations while still honoring the focus and intention of the pose.
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This class uses the wall as a yoga prop. The class utilizes the wall to assist with posture and balance in particular.
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This gentle class is used at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City for students with any kind of chronic pain. It uses both the floor and the chair, as well as other props to faciltate a relaxing and calming practice.
This audio recording guides the student through a progressive relaxation of body, breath, and mind. It may be used to manage stress or promote sleep.
The digital manual provides detailed explanation and color images of common modifications to traditional yoga asanas for people with arthritis and other limitations. Guidance is provided about structural considerations, focus and intention, and potential concerns.

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Steffany Moonaz, Phd, C-Iayt

Yoga for Arthritis and Rheumatic Conditions
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Dr. Steffany Moonaz founded Yoga for Arthritis after 8 years at Johns Hopkins University where she studied the effects of yoga for people living with arthritis. She now serves as the Director of Clinical and Academic Research at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, which offers the nation's only Masters of Science in Yoga Therapy. She continues to conduct research on the effects of yoga for chronic pain and joint conditions, and mentors yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and emerging researchers. She is passionate about ensuring that yoga practices are safe, welcoming, and appropriate for people with arthritis nationwide.

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