yoga for joints and arthritis

Yoga for Arthritis

The number of people suffering from and looking for relief from joint pain is big. People with elbow joint pain, hip joint pain, knee joint pain and pain in any other joint often turn towards yoga practice to get relief. Yoga is known however not only for its benefits for relieving joint pain but also for preventing the same.

Yoga for Joint Pain and arthritis

If you have joint pain after injuries, you can look in the list below and select yoga postures which are suitable for the joints that you would like to recover strength in. The muscles that you strengthen around will support your injured or recovering joints in their work and soft stretching and turning of your joints will restore their energy.

If you suffer from Arthritis, you may have reached here on your doctor’s recommendation. Yoga is extremely helpful for the circulation in your joints and relieving pain from inflammation of your joints, be it wrists, knees or ankles. It helps you keep your joints flexible and prevents further stiffness and inflammation.

Yoga for Preventing Arthritis and Joint Pain

You do not need to have joint pain to do something for your joints. The yoga postures below help you to keep your joints flexible and to strengthen the muscles around your joints. This all makes your joints stronger and better functioning so that they strain on them is not as big. They thus do not wear off as quickly and you keep moving them freely.

In this way yoga is also recommended for sportsmen and –women. Golfers, tennis players and athletes have been doing yoga for centuries in order to stay fit, healthy and excellent in their profession or sport.

If you are looking for yoga at a higher age, please visit the category ‘Yoga for seniors

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Ananda Balasana - Happy Bab...

Feel just like a baby in this pose and enjoy lying, rolling and feeling the body. It is beneficial against depression, stress and tension and als...


Practice this yoga exercise to tone your legs and make your hips more flexible. Digestion improves, the first chakra is activated and you feel mo...

Baddha Konasana - Bound Ang...

A very beneficial pose for women in pregnancy or menopause or with menstrual irregularities or pain. Also good for men’s prostate glands and in...

Baddha Padmasana - Locked L...

Padmasana not enough for you? Try Baddha Padmasana for the maximum stretch and flexibility of legs and arms! And in this advanced pose there is a...


Twist your spine around for less back pain even after long sitting! A great yoga pose beneficial for all your joints.

Gulf Vritt Sanchalan - Ankl...

An easy yoga exercise to bring your legs into shape and to keep your lower back muscles from hurting. Can be done anywhere and anytime!

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