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Aqua Yoga for Arthritis Research

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Unfortunately, there is no research on the benefits of aqua yoga and it’s efficacy for arthritis patients compared to aquatic exercise in general or compared to land-based yoga.  I do think it’s important to keep up on related research to keep one’s practice and teachings evidence-based. As I come across papers relevant to aqua exercise […]

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Aqua Yoga for Lupus

woman doing aqua yoga figure 4 pose in the pool with lupus

March is Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month and May is Lupus Awareness Month.  In support of people living with lupus, and raising awareness about autoimmune diseases in general, I’m offering this Aqua Yoga for Lupus sequence for free.  It includes a short 25-minute practice for when you need something mellow, and a full 45-minute practice for […]

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Review of the Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Exercise Program

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As a Certified Yoga for Arthritis Instructor, I’m required to do a certain number of continuing education credits to renew. For me, stepping up and doing the Arthritis Foundation’s Aquatic Exercise Program training was a natural. I wrote this review of the program for the Yoga for Arthritis audience from the perspective of a yoga […]

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Why You Should Practice Aqua Yoga with Arthritis

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Why Aqua Yoga for Arthritis? March is Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month started by the Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. For me, living with arthritis, and teaching yoga are integrated. I had arthritis for more than 20 years before I knew about it and had a hard time reconciling everything I’d achieved, and my relative lack of […]

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