About Arthritis – for Yoga Teachers

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we define and describe arthritis, and what has shown to help.


Gain a foundational understanding of arthritis, including the primary differentiation based on the underlying process, plus the causes and symptoms of the two most common types: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).


Define arthritis and the meanings of the root words that form the name. Delineate the two primary ways to categorize arthritis based on the underlying process. Give the most common type of arthritis. Explain the causes of osteoarthritis and how it manifests. Explain the cause of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and how it manifests. Cite research and expert testimony regarding the types of movement and nutrition that tend to help with arthritis.

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