Yoga & Pilates

Yoga Pilates

Yoga

Yoga is popular with people with arthritis for its gentle way of promoting flexibility and strength. Some research suggests that yoga can reduce pain and mobility problems in people with knee osteoarthritis. However, some yoga moves aren’t suitable for people with arthritis. Find a teacher who understands arthritis and can adapt movements for individual needs, especially if you have replacement joints. Check with a doctor or physiotherapist to find out if there are any movements to avoid.

There are a number of  yoga classes held in communities across the county. Some instructors can be found here http://www.bwy.org.uk/find-a-teacher-class/

For more information on Yoga for back pain see:

http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis-information/arthritis-today-magazine/155-winter-2012/yoga-trial.aspx

Pilates

Pilates strengthens the muscles involved in improving posture and keeping joints in the correct position. For more information on Pilates click here http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/pilates.aspx

There are a number of Pilates classes held in communities across the county. To find a list of clubs and organisations offering pilates see http://www.getactivecornwall.co.uk/activities/pilates/q/a-listclubs/.