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Rheumatoid arthritis and yoga

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I was diagnosed years ago, but now symptoms are ever increasing. I do stretching exercises, hikes, long walks on a daily basis. I used to run, but can't anymore. Swimming was an option some time ago, but since we moved it isn't anymore. Just wondering, is anyone else afflicted, have you tried yoga with any success?
 

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Not in my experience, any more than stretching.

My experience:
My partner has had RA for about a year, and we tried a lot of things.
 

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I was diagnosed years ago, but now symptoms are ever increasing. I do stretching exercises, hikes, long walks on a daily basis. I used to run, but can't anymore. Swimming was an option some time ago, but since we moved it isn't anymore. Just wondering, is anyone else afflicted, have you tried yoga with any success?
My wife has R/A. She's been in remission for four years, but now it's coming back. She'll probably resume the biologics she took in the early 2-10's.

I'm sorry, LoveB. RA is nasty stuff. You certainly have my sympathies on that.
 

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I was diagnosed years ago, but now symptoms are ever increasing. I do stretching exercises, hikes, long walks on a daily basis. I used to run, but can't anymore. Swimming was an option some time ago, but since we moved it isn't anymore. Just wondering, is anyone else afflicted, have you tried yoga with any success?
I do yoga daily for my back. I used to have back problems from sitting in an office for so many years, but yoga has alleviated it.
 

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I do yoga daily for my back. I used to have back problems from sitting in an office for so many years, but yoga has alleviated it.
Did you get coaching when you started?
 
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