3 yoga moves for ankylosing spondylitis to maintain mobility
Yoga can help ankylosing spondylitis patients maintain mobility.
I'm Dana Taft, registered yoga instructor. And I want to show you three yoga moves to help you maintain mobility while living
with ankylosing spondylitis. [MUSIC PLAYING] Common signs of AS include joint pain, back pain, and stiffness.
Try these three moves to help combat those uncomfortable symptoms. From a seated posture, extend your legs out to a V-shape.
Sit up nice and tall from your hips. Bring your hands together behind your head, but without pressure on your neck.
Sitting tall with elbows wide, I want you to turn your torso towards one leg. Breathe in.
Breathe out. Good, come back to center. Turn your torso towards the other leg.
Breathe in. Breathe out. Do that again. From center, turn, breathe, nice.
Other leg. Keep with your breath. One more time.
From center, twist and breathe. Come back to center.
Twist and breathe, nice. With your hands still behind your head,
we're going to create a snake-like motion with your spine by rounding your back, diving your nose down, and then pulling your head
through to come back up. Two more times like that. Inhale, exhale, round your back, dive your nose down, inhale.
Come back up. Sit tall. One more time. Inhale, exhale, round your back, dive the nose down, inhale.
Come back up. Nice job. Now, release your hands out to a T and turn your spine.
Reach outside to the little toe side of your foot. Inhale, come back up.
Exhale, twist. Other side. Reach to the outside of the little toe side of your foot.
Good, two more times each side. Big twist and reach.
Inhale, come up. Exhale, twist and reach.
Inhale, come back up. One more time. Twist and reach.
Come up. Twist and reach.
Nice job. To increase mobility while living with AS, try these three moves.
Thanks for watching. [MUSIC PLAYING]
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