Yoga prevents breakdown of cartilage and joints


Every time you have a yoga session, your joints are moved through their full range of motion. Because you are “squeezing and soaking” cartilage in areas which are not normally used, you help to mitigate disability and prevent degenerative arthritis. You could think of joint cartilage as similar to a sponge; fresh nutrients can only be received when the fluid within the cartilage is squeezed out and a new supply of nutrient rich fluid can be soaked up again. When cartilage does not received the proper sustenance and is neglected, after a period of time it simply wears out; this exposes the underlying bone similar to worn-out brake pads.


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