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Benefits of Yoga for Arthritis

Medical research has shown that yoga can have several physical and psychological benefits. These include increased strength, flexibility, balance and a greater ability to relax and manage stress. Yoga can help people to breathe more efficiently, and reduce anxiety or depression. It can also improve positive feelings, increase energy, and reduce the symptoms of many chronic disorders.

Yoga for Arthritis was developed at a leading research university by an interdisciplinary team of medical and healing professionals. This team included rheumatologists, psychologists, public health researchers and yoga therapists. Combining ancient yoga practices with modern medical knowledge, this program offers modifications to address the unique abilities and limitations of persons with rheumatoid and/or osteoarthritis. In a 7-year randomized clinical trial, program participation was associated with improved arthritis symptoms, disease biomarkers, physical fitness, psychological functioning and quality of life.



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Enjoy Yoga for Arthritis from any device within the convenience of your own home. Choose from arthritis friendly hatha  practices or ones that utilize props such as the wall or chair. Practice individually or enjoy the Yoga Student Resource Pack which includes research evidence, all online classes and a guided meditation.

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You can now enjoy online sessions with the founder of Yoga for Arthritis! Dr. Moonaz offers Arthritis Self-Care Coaching and Yoga Therapy Sessions online or in person in the Doylestown, PA or Baltimore, MD areas.


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PRAISE

“I just want to say thanks again for the dvd; it’s awesome! Your family must so proud of you; what you are doing is changing lives for the better! I know my family is grateful that you have given me the gift of yoga; my practice is very much customized to my arthritis and I am glad you showed me how to do that. In addition to the physical component, the spirituality that has opened to me has been such a blessing." - Mary W. 

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Yoga for Arthritis Mission

To assist people who are feeling disconnected from their bodies so that they can rediscover freedom of movement, and the inner power to live life on their terms. To foster a new concept of the possibilities for people living with arthritis. To free our students from pain, if only for a moment, so that they might experience pure joy and know that it is their true nature.

How we implement our mission

  • Training and Supporting Yoga Teachers - We provide teacher trainings across the country to increase the number of yoga teachers qualified to work with people of all abilities with arthritis. After your first YFA course, we continue to support you through the YFA community, membership and certification.
  • Our Website - We provide resources to people with arthritis and clinicians. For even more resources such as classes, social forums and practice advice you can join our YFA community. We provide a registery of YFA teachers around the country and a calendar of YFA classes and YFA related events.
  • Our Products - We provide DVD's, training materials and yoga props & gear in our store. 
  • Our Partner organizations - Provide products and services that align with our mission and add value for our audiences.
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