Try Out These Simple Yoga Asanas to Cure Arthritis

Updated at: Jan 31, 2018
Try Out These Simple Yoga Asanas to Cure Arthritis

Practicing yoga asanas can relieve arthritis pain. Read to know different yoga asans for arthritis.

Editorial Team
YogaWritten by: Editorial TeamPublished at: Jan 31, 2018

Yoga is known to cure numerous diseases. Here are some asanas that can help you cure arthritis:

Shoulder socket rotation

  • Stay in the elbow bending position
  • Make a circular movement from the shoulder joints, keeping the fingers in contact with the shoulders
  • Do it 10 times clockwise, then 10 times anti-clockwise
  • Try to make the circular movement of each elbow as large as possible, bringing the two elbows in contact with each other in front of the chest

Knee bending

  • Resume the base position
  • Bend the right leg at the knee and clasp the hands under the right thigh
  • Straighten the right leg without allowing the heel or toe to touch the ground
  • Keep the hands under the right thigh but allow the arms to straighten
  • Bend the right leg as much as possible at the knee, bringing the heel near the right buttock. Repeat 10 times
  • Now repeat the same procedure with the left leg

Knee crank

  • Resume the base position
  • Instead of stretching the right leg, hold the thigh near the trunk and rotate the lower leg in a circular motion about the knee
  • Do 10 times clockwise, then 10 times anti-clockwise. Repeat the same procedure with the left leg

Wrist joint rotation

  • Stay in the same position as exercise 1 but with only the right hand extended
  • Clench the right fist and rotate it clockwise 10 times about the wrist. Then rotate the fist anti-clockwise 10 times
  • Repeat the same movement with the left hand. Extend both arms in front of the body with the fists clenched
  • Rotate the fists together 10 times clockwise and then 10 times anti-clockwise

Dynamic spinal twist

  • Resume the base position
  • Separate the Legs as much as is comfortable
  • Keeping the arms straight, bring the right hand to the left big toe and stretch the left arm behind the back
  • Keep both arms in one straight line
  • Turn the head and look backwards, directing the gaze to the left hand
  • Turn the trunk in the opposite direction; bring the left hand to the right big toe and stretch the right arm behind you
  • This is one round
  • Repeat 10 or 20 times
  • At the beginning do the exercise slowly, and then gradually increase the speed


If the practitioner wishes, he can try to separate the legs further without bending them and then repeat the entire exercise.

Elbow bending

  • Maintain the same position as exercise 13 but hold both arms outstretched with the hands open and the palms uppermost
  • Bend both arms at the elbows, touch the shoulders with the fingers, then straighten the arms again. Repeat this exercise 10 times

Elbow bending

  • Perform the same exercise but with the arms extended sideways
  • Do 10 times

Ankle Rotation

  • Remain in the base position as in exercise 1
  • Separate the legs, keeping them straight
  • Keep the heels in contact with the floor
  • Rotate the right foot clockwise about the ankle 10 times
  • Rotate the right foot in the same way but anti-clockwise 10 times
  • Repeat the same procedure with the left foot. Then rotate both feet together

Ankle Crank

  • Assume the base position
  • Place the right ankle on the left thigh
  • With the assistance of the left hand, rotate the right foot clockwise 10 times, then anticlockwise 10 times
  • Repeat the same procedure with the left foot


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