Yoga for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Get relief from Back, Neck and Joints Pain with Therapeutic Iyengar Yoga for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis or AS is a kind of arthritis that mostly affects the spine and especially lower spine. Along with spine, other joints can also be affected. In this disease, inflammation occurs in the spinal joints which leads to chronic back pain, discomfort, stiffness in joints and can disturb your daily routine.

Ankylosing Spondylitis is more common among men. This causes reduction in flecibility which results in hunched forward posture. Therapeutic Yoga for ankylosing spondylitis will help you in relieving the pain and stiffness without taking any medicines and hospital visits. Our therapeutic treatment for AS is capable to provide significant relief and improvement in this medical condition.

To get rid of Ankylosing Spondylitis Pain completely, see supportive asanas for ankylosing spondylitis below and give it a try.

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that usually affects your spine, sacroiliac joints, and the lower back. In this condition, a person feels pain, stiffness, and immobility in the neck region. It is an inflammatory disease that can cause the vertebrae in your spine to fuse and the fusing of the spine makes the spine less flexible and can result in deformity (hunched-forward posture).

In ankylosing spondylitis, new bones can be formed on the older ones and can cause chronic pain and disability.

Ankylosing spondylitis can also cause pain and stiffness in other parts of your body such as the shoulders, hips, buttocks, and knees. In some cases, ribs can be affected which leads to breathing problems.

Early diagnosis of the disease plays an important role in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis. The main aim of ankylosing spondylitis treatment is to reduce the pain and to terminate the symptoms before the disease becomes severe.

Causes of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Though it is known that Ankylosing spondylitis occurs by the inflammation in the spine, the exact cause of ankylosing spondylitis is not known. There are some risk factors associated with ankylosing spondylitis such as :

  1. Heredity/family history - If in your blood test, you have the positive (Human Leukocyte Antigen) HLA-B27 (as in almost 90% cases). Then, you are at risk of having Ankylosing Spondylitis.
  2. Sex - If you are men, more prone to this disease.
  3. Age - The most common age group targeted by this disease is 20-40.

Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Your body may show several symptoms if you are affected by ankylosing spondylitis. If these symptoms are noticed earlier the treatment process could be more successful. The common symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis are:

  1. Pain - Lower back, hips, buttocks, neck, foot and other joints. Pain in ligaments and tendons.
  2. Immobility
  3. Stiffness
  4. Fatigue and weakness
  5. Poor body posture
  6. Stooped shoulders
  7. Weight loss
  8. Anemia
  9. Loss of appetite
  10. Lung failure
  11. Inflammation of bowels, heart valve, and mild eye.

If you see any of these symptoms you should try yoga for ankylosing spondylitis or consult with the Doctor. With ankylosing spondylitis yoga, you can naturally cure ankylosing spondylitis,

The most commonly affected areas of the body are: lower back, buttocks, hips, neck, other joints (all the major joints in the body), the heel of the foot.

Therapeutic Iyengar Yoga for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Some common ankylosing spondylitis yoga exercises or asanas which can be performed by the patients are:


  • Treatment of serious problems like ankylosing spondylitis is performed with the help of props under the expert’s guidance.
  • Our Yogacharya, Mr. Rajveer Singh Chauhan, has trained all the teachers here and he personally into the yoga sessions to ensure that every asana is performed correctly.
  • The level of difficulty and sequence of asanas varies as per the patient’s condition, disease, and other medical conditions.
  • The patient’s age, gender, and medical complications are closely considered during the exercise routine.