One of the most common problems with the elderly is joint pain. This is something that can truly lead to frustration as it not only causes severe pain but also affects their mobility. As we age, our joints get affected due to different reasons and you cannot deny that the pain as well as inflammation can make life difficult.
In such a situation, we have to look at ways to strengthen their joints. This will help relieve any prevalent issues while also ensuring the risk of joint problems flaring up in our elderly parents is reduced. Thankfully yoga can gently take care of your parents’ joints while also promoting some activity in their daily lives.
Here are four asanas which can ensure that your parents’ joints stay strong and healthy:
1. Urdhva baddhanguliyasana or upward bound hands pose
Inhale and stretch your arms over your head.
Interlock your fingers and invert the hands to enable further stretching.
Get on your toes while exhaling.
Try to maintain your balance by staring at one point. It is best if you can hold this pose for a minimum of one minute.
Get back on your feet slowly and bring down your arms.
Turn your right foot out at 90 degrees while placing the left foot at 15 degrees.
Make sure your body weight is equally distributed.
Now, take a deep breath and while exhaling, bend your body to the right from your hip. Lift your left arm upwards and place the right hand on your foot. Ensure that your arms are making a straight line.