top of page

Yoga for Autoimmune Diseases

"I have an autoimmune disease, can I practice Yoga?"

We have received this kind of message in Mahé Yoga Holistic Instagram DM. Before we answer that question, let's understand what autoimmune disease actually is and how Yoga can help. Autoimmune diseases are a group of chronic conditions where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells in the body. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and psoriasis. These diseases can cause a range of symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, and inflammation, and can significantly impact a person's quality of life. While there is no cure for autoimmune diseases, there are various treatments and lifestyle changes that can help manage symptoms and improve overall health.

One of the lifestyle changes that has shown promise in managing autoimmune diseases is practicing Yoga.