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Moving Along: Yoga for Arthritis

Yoga for Arthritis
Yoga for Arthritis

"Yoga is like a big Hug" ~ Hug yourself today at Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio


 The Yoga for Arthritis workshop will be held at Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio, 30 Lyman street, Suite 108B, Westborough on Sunday, June 1st from 10:30am to 12:30pm.  Early bird price of $25 applies till June 25, $30 thereafter.  Please visit www.Sohum.org for registration. Email Ritu.Kapur@Sohum.org  Tel: 508-329-3338

Arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in America. More than 20 million individuals with arthritis have severe limitations in function on a daily basis.  Yoga can provide a gentle and safe way to move.

"Yoga for Arthritis" is a two hour workshop where we will talk about how yoga can provide gentle and safe movement for all your joints with gradual progression. I will be teaching poses for strength, balance and flexibility with individualized modifications. We will be using chairs, blanket and bolsters as props to support the body and to make the poses comfortable for you.

Benefits of this workshop include:

  •  Strengthen joints
  • Reduce stiffness
  • Improve balance
  • Increase flexibility
  • Manage pain


Ritu Kapur, OTR, CYT completed her Advanced Masters in Occupational Therapy from B.U in 1993 and has since been working with seniors and adults at many different local hospitals and Nursing homes.  She was exposed to Yoga at an early age in India and became a Certified Yoga teacher in 2009 which influenced her life dramatically.  Developing a daily personal practice came naturally and after some introspection, she knew she had to combine OT and Yoga. She has since taught Yoga to private clients and at Whittier Rehab to many people with different conditions including stroke, MS, and Fibromyalgia.  

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Ritu Kapur April 12, 2014 at 12:19 PM
"As a Beginner, this was very informative, interesting, most helpful." ~ A participant from previous Yoga for Arthritis workshop
Ritu Kapur April 12, 2014 at 12:21 PM
"I have been taking yoga classes for over 30 years and have attended meditation workshops and yet I was still able to learn something-- I learned to extend the out breath, I can "do" happy baby with a strap and the meditation imaging was very helpful." ~ A participant from previous Yoga for Arthritis workshop
Ritu Kapur April 12, 2014 at 12:41 PM
"I learned very specifically about stretches. I especially enjoyed learning about the Mudras-- very beneficial. My back feels 100% better. Thank you for your help." ~ A participant from Yoga for Arthritis Workshop

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