A trial conducted on 66 patients at AIIMS, New Delhi between 2017 and 2020 has revealed that oga reduces the severity and induces remission in chronic progressive inflammatory rheumatoid arthritis and co-morbid depression.
The study was published in Frontiers in psychology, and its results suggest that hat there was a decrease in disease activity after yoga.
The study was done in collaboration with Dr Uma Kumar Professor and Head of the Department of Rheumatology and it focuses on the role of yoga in facilitation of mind’s capacity to overcome disease and improve physical symptoms.
“Thus this mind-body intervention is the need of the hour in the age of super specialisation. Yoga holds the immense potential to be an adjunct therapeutic regimen in rheumatoid arthritis patients and has tremendous rehabilitative potential,” the study said.
Yoga can be a safe and effective form of physical activity, but as with any new activity, it is important to take proper precautions. Talk with your doctor first and ask specifically if there should be any limitations or restrictions your doctor wants you to observe. For arthritis patients it is important to discuss with your rheumatologist or orthopedist. For everyone it is important to ask if other medical conditions or medications would limit participation (such as high blood pressure, lung conditions, or heart disease).