Physical Activity

Restorative yoga in bed 

A man doing yoga in bed

If you are living with arthritis and chronic illness, you know first-hand that some days it can be hard to even get out of bed. When you need some extra TLC, yoga in bed might be just what you need.

In this episode of our Yoga for Arthritis video series, certified yoga instructor Julia McNally (The RA Yogi) guides viewers through a gentle yoga practice consisting of restorative yoga poses designed to be done from the comfort of your bed.

“This is a great routine for morning, bedtime or anytime you need self-care. Bed yoga is perfect for those flare days/high pain days or days when you just don’t have as much energy,” says Julia.  “You can also do these exercises on a mat using supportive pillows, as I demonstrate in the video.” 

This relaxing practice can help you greet the day, unwind or get ready for a restful sleep, or whenever you feel stress, anxiety or tension in the mind or body. Namaste!