A serious joint pains or joint inflammation is called as the arthritis. A person suffering from arthritis gets the loss of mobility in the joints of the body that causes immense pain and weakening of the bones. It gets so severe that it limits the daily motions of the body in a fluid way and makes the joints stiff. Arthritis is a severe problem that needs medication at the earliest or else the pain gets unbearable. Along with the drugs, yoga can really help to treat arthritis from the core. For this, you have to get into the habit of doing yoga regularly and especially those asanas that target the joints of the body and heal in the pain.
- Vrikshasana – Tree Pose
This pose involves standing on one leg and balancing the whole body on just one leg. This strengthens and tones the muscles of the full legs along with strengthening the hips and the knee joints. This improves the balance and flexibility of the body.
Process – You have to stand on one foot of yours in this pose with the other leg up on your things as in the picture. Stretch your arms above your page from the sides of the shoulder and stand in this position while balancing yourself. Make sure your palms are joined with each other. Exhale and inhale continuously with a straight spine.
- Balasana – Child’s Pose
This is a great resting pose. This may look like a tough pose to hold but the moment you get into the feel of the pose, you will feel utmost relaxation. It is so good to cure the joints pain as it stretches the body and also bends the knees to create fluidity.
Process – As the name says, this pose helps you to relax your mind just like a child’s. It releases positive endorphins in your brain. It is a very soothing pose for the adrenals. It is as soothing as taking a bubble bath.
- Marjariasana – Cat Pose
This one is great for the spinal cord and also increases the pressure on the wrists making them stronger to hold the balance of the body. Doing some wrist circles, releases the wrist joints. Keep doing up and down with the hips by staying in that position as that can really make the spinal cord free and flexible.
Process: Sit down on the ground on all your four limbs like a cow or a cat just like in the picture. Your arms should be exactly under your shoulders and not stretched out. Your knees should be under your hips. Push your chest downwards while taking a deep breath. Your tailbone should be upwards and belly downwards. Now, exhale and round your spine, tilt your head towards the floor and draw your pubic bone forward. Repeat it for 5 times in the start.
- Setu Bandhasana – Bridge Pose
The bridge pose opens up the spines and the hips rigidity making them more flexible in return. But, it is not good for someone who has neck or shoulders injury or pain because it involves extreme pressure on those areas. Also, it would be tough to hold the position for longer in the first go, so be smooth on yourself.
Process – Lie down simply on the ground with hands on sides of your body and lift your knee up. Your feet should be below as in the picture. Lift up your hips and entire spinal area with keeping the balance on the arms and feet. Repeat it for 10 times to begin with.
- Gomukhasana – Cow Face Pose
The spine, hip joints, arms, and shoulders are stretched out very well in this pose. The folding of the legs also involves fluidity in the blood circulation in the knees and hips. This pose lubricates all the joints and relives pain along with all kinds of swelling.
Process – Sit on the ground with legs stretched in front of you. Criss cross the legs and now fold them in that manner itself. Take both your hands backwards and touch them as shown in the picture. Sit in that pose with your spine straight for some time.
Hands down these were some of the best yoga asanas for curing the arthritis and some severe joint pains. Get into the habit of doing these yoga asanas on a regular basis and you will see the effects of these on your pain in a lesser time. Also, if the pain is very strong, you must consult your doctor.