Lara Ferreira, a certified yoga instructor with three children, was diagnosed with RA in 1988. Through trial and error, she found medication that helped ease her pain, and she also switched to a healthier diet and started doing yoga.
Now, Lara’s helping other people with arthritis discover the benefits of yoga for relieving joint pain and improving mobility. And she makes it easy by adding props—simple aids like a strap or chair. “People shouldn’t feel any pain while doing these poses,” she says.