In this video, certified yoga instructor and chair yoga instructor for arthritis, Julia McNally (The RA Yogi), guides participants through a 20-minute yoga warm-up for the joints to help ease stiffness and pain. Participants have the option to remain seated during the entire session.

Before starting any new exercise program, it’s important to speak with your doctor to make sure it’s safe for you. Everyone will have a different level of ability, so some exercises might not be appropriate for all. Go slowly to determine what’s right for your body. With practice, physical activity and exercise will get easier over time.

The Arthritis Society is grateful to Julia McNally for volunteering her time and expertise to produce this video free of charge.

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