August 9

Bikram Yoga for Rheumatoid Arthritis

There are numerous benefits of Bikram Yoga. It is a great exercise option for helping with the reversal of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Members of the Paddison Program, like Mark, have experienced dramatic improvements from attending Bikram Yoga classes.

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease with no known cause and cure. Some known factors increase the chance of developing rheumatoid arthritis, and there are natural RA treatment options.

Rheumatoid Arthritis can be an extremely debilitating and painful disease. The body attacks its own joints, and it can be difficult for sufferers to manage everyday tasks. Some people with rheumatoid arthritis are given a poor prognosis by their doctors and are prescribed toxic medication that can be long term.

Bikram Yoga For Rheumatoid Arthritis

Attending a yoga class with significant pain, swelling and inflammation, and general difficulties with movement might seem overwhelming. However, the Paddison Program team and many Paddison members have tried Bikram Yoga and found improvements in their symptoms as quickly as the next day.

The noticeable improvements from Bikram Yoga classes can be life-changing. It can have such a profound improvement that the prognosis can look so good. Some Paddison Program members have improved their blood test results and reduced or stopped their medication (with the support of their doctor).

Why is Bikram Yoga So Good?

Many people find that Bikram Yoga helps reverse their rheumatoid arthritis symptoms of pain and stiffness.

How does practicing Yoga work so well for rheumatoid arthritis?

How to Achieve the Best Results

Exercises will have the best effect when done alongside the appropriate diet. The Paddison Program is a unique plant-based diet program. Also, attending regular yoga classes will get the best results.

Final Word

It’s amazing that by regularly going to Bikram Yoga classes and building strength and flexibility, this can progress to other physical activities such as weight training, running, climbing mountains and other sports that previously seemed impossible with rheumatoid arthritis.

Our personal thanks to Bikram Bondi Junction, Sydney for their inclusivity.


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