In this first episode, we learn how to connect to our breath through various breathing exercises. After a brief introduction to useful yoga props to make the practice more accessible, we end the session with a mindful relaxation exercise.
Arthritis Society Canada presents the YogArthritis series for people living with arthritis and other mobility problems. Arthritis is the most common chronic disease in Canada and impacts the lives of approximately 1.25 million Quebecers. Yoga is recognized as an excellent complementary health approach to managing arthritis and getting the most out of life. This six-part video series will help people with arthritis improve their strength, flexibility and range of motion to better support their joints and improve their functionality. Host Julia McNally, a certified yoga instructor, demonstrates a range of exercises, including fully seated yoga on a chair, chair and standing yoga, standing yoga with props, a floor series and yoga in bed.
Arthritis Society Canada is dedicated to extinguishing arthritis, Canada’s most common chronic disease. We represent the six million Canadians living with arthritis today, and the millions more who are impacted or at risk. Fueled by the trust and support of our donors and volunteers, Arthritis Society Canada is fighting the fire of arthritis with research, advocacy, innovation, information and support. We are Canada’s largest charitable funder of cutting-edge arthritis research. We will not give up our efforts until everyone is free of the scorching pain of arthritis.
Montreal-based Julia McNally is a certified yoga instructor and yoga therapist in training. Julia has taught several styles of yoga including chair yoga, meditation, hatha, vinyasa, yin, restorative yoga and yoga for arthritis. In recent years, she has focused on yoga for arthritis, as she herself has lived with rheumatoid arthritis for over 30 years and knows the progression of this chronic disease. She is also the founder of the YouTube channel The RA Yogi and a volunteer with the Arthritis Society of Canada.