Regular yoga can improve your joints
That blood flow and muscle loosening we just talked about… well, it also does wonders for your joints. “Studies show that the regular practice of yoga can reduce joint pain, improve range of motion and increase muscle strength, which can relieve stress on the joint itself,” says Nelson. “Yoga is a gentle, weight-bearing activity that can relieve symptoms of arthritis, as well as improve bone strength and resiliency.”
Yoga Tip: If you do have any joint pain or other issues, tell your instructor. Even though regularly practicing yoga can improve joints, it’s best to let your instructor modify moves that may put stress on any area you’ve injured.