Thursday, May 16, 2019

Featured Video: Christa Fairbrother's Exercises for Arthritic Hands

We love these simple exercises that can help both those with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis in their hands. These exercises will relieve joint pain, reduce swelling, and build strength in the hands needed to support the joints as well as improving flexibility. Moving your joints within their range of motion helps maintain their health as movement brings nourishment to the joint structures.


For Christa Fairbrother, living with arthritis caused by mixed connective tissue disease and teaching yoga are integrated. She had arthritis for more than 20 years before she knew about it and had a hard time reconciling everything she'd had achieved and her relative lack of pain with all her joint damage. She gave her lifelong yoga practice the credit and now helps other people get more comfort in their joints and use the tools of yoga to manage their health. She reaches out to the world at

This post was edited by Nina Zolotow, co-editor of the Accessible Yoga blog and Editor in Chief of Yoga for Healthy Aging.

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