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Yoga & Arthritis of the Spine, Hips or Shoulders

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we explore asana considerations for supporting students with arthritis of the spine, hips or shoulders.

Objective

Be prepared to choose, adapt and sequence poses to support students with arthritis of the spine, hips or shoulders.

Description

With arthritis of the spine, explain the most commonly affected areas and why. Describe a general approach that may help with arthritis of the spine and poses you might consider. With arthritis of the hips, explain what may assist with functionality and poses you might consider. Explain a key consideration to keep in mind with arthritis of the shoulder and poses you might consider. Note pose that may aggravate the shoulder joint.

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