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Benefits of Yoga for RA: Jennifer’s Story

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A regular Yoga Practice helped Jennifer Daks find relief from her RA.
By Jan Brogan, Boston Globe Correspondent

Jennifer Daks, a Baltimore resident with rheumatoid arthritis, began her yoga practice after a recommendation from her doctor. She was reluctant at first, but ultimately, she says, the practice changed her life.

First diagnosed with RA at age 2, she went into remission at age 7 and stayed in remission for so long that she says she almost forgot she had RA. But at age 18 her symptoms flared with force, and she found herself talking to her rheumatologist about new treatment options.

“I told my rheumatologist that I didn’t want to be on medications for the rest of my life," she says. "I didn’t want to have to rely on them." Her doctor suggested yoga but didn’t have specific guidance. So Daks found herself searching for the right yoga practice.

Read more about Jennifer's journey at: everydayhealth.com

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