Yoga for Arthritis – Recommended Reading
McCall, T. (2007). Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing. Chapter 9 with contributions from Marian Garfinkel, known for her clinical studies published in 1998 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Yee, R. (2004). Moving Toward Balance
shows demo with clear descriptive photos with different modifications for all types of levels.
Long, Ray. (2006). The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I.
There are several other volumes and each provides anatomical information for activation during asanas.
Arthritis Care and Research
Arthritis and Rheumatism
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
International Journal of Yoga Therapy
Evans S, Moieni M, Taub, Subramanian S, et al. Iyengar Yoga for Young Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Results From a Mixed-Methods Pilot Study, JournalofPainandSymptomManagement 2010; 39(5), 2010, 904-91
Badsha H, Chhabra, V, Leibman, C. et al, Thebenefitsofyogaforrheumatoidarthritis: resultsofapreliminary, structured 8-weekprogram,RheumatologyInternational, 29(12), 1417-1421.
Dash M, Telles S. Improvement in hand grip strength in normal volunteers and rheumatoid arthritis patients following yoga training. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 2001; 45(3):355-360.http://www.vivekanandayoga.com/research_papers/20010101_ihgsnvrapfyt.pdf
Garfinkel MS, Schumacher HR, Jr., Husain A, Levy M, Reshetar RA. Evaluation of a yoga based regimen for treatment of osteoarthritis of the hands. J Rheumatol 1994; 21(12):2341-2343.
Haslock I, Monro R, Nagarathna R, Nagendra HR, Raghuram NV. Measuring the effects of yoga in rheumatoid arthritis. Br J Rheumatol 1994; 33(8):787-788.
Ward L, Treharne GJ, Stebbings S. The Suitability of Yoga as a Potential Therapeutic Intervention for Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Focus Group approach.Musculoskeletal Care. 2011 Jul 29.
Telles S, Naveen KV, Gaur V, Balkrishna A. Effect of one week of yoga on function and severity in rheumatoid arthritis. BMC Res Notes. 2011 Apr 12;4:118.
Haaz S, Bartlett SJ. Yoga for arthritis: a scoping review. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2011 Feb;37(1):33-46.