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Arthritic Spine Yoga

Lesson Plan Date:

Lesson Plan Duration:

Jan 29 2018

60

yoga pose
Supine Knees Bent
yoga pose
Revolved Abdomen Twist
yoga pose
Supine Arms Overhead
yoga pose
Knees To Chest
yoga pose
Bananasana
yoga pose
Butterfly
yoga pose
Easy Chin To Chest
yoga pose
Easy Ear To Shoulder
yoga pose
Easy Head Turn
yoga pose
Shoulder Rotations
yoga pose
Easy Side Bend I
yoga pose
Easy Twist
yoga pose
Cat Cow
yoga pose
Cow
yoga pose
Child
yoga pose
Kneeling Superman I
yoga pose
Cow Arm Raised
yoga pose
Cobra
yoga pose
Crocodile
yoga pose
Samasthiti
yoga pose
Roll Downs
yoga pose
Goddess Anjali Mudra
yoga pose
Mountain Palm Lock
yoga pose
Chair Arms Behind
yoga pose
Warrior I
yoga pose
Warrior II
yoga pose
Reversed Warrior
yoga pose
Extended Side Angle Elbow On Thigh
yoga pose
Standing Fold
yoga pose
Half Way Lift
yoga pose
Butterfly Twist
yoga pose
Bridge
yoga pose
Knees To Chest
yoga pose
Savasana

This lesson plan was for a student with an arthritic spine who had little mobility. Yoga may cause painful flare ups in the short term because more movement is required from the joints.

A little discomfort is okay in the short term because it means the joints are loosening in the long term.

Don't let the flare up be too painful.

Start your practice with gentle warm ups. If it is painful to hold a pose, don't stay for more than a few seconds. Instead, develop mobility in the joints by flowing in and out of the pose.

Use props when needed.