An old student/friend of mine has been recently diagnosed with RA and has asked me to help her. She is an active 35 year old phycologist. Her joints are stiff and she is a bit tired but she is not in pain. She knows the JFS and takes a general hatha class 1 or 2 times per week. She also likes to long distance walk.
From what I understand the arthritis part is a pitta issue when acute. I also read in Gail’s paper that agni needs to be fed. My ? is should her diet be cooling in nature? Should it be heavy in raw food (which is harder to digest). And is dairy indicated or contraindicated from your view.
In terms of practice my feeling is a gentle vinyasa practice would keep her joints moving best. Do you agree or is my thinking off?
Thanks for your help