Early morning stiffness is often seen in people with a desk job. Prolonged sitting or a sedentary lifestyle can weaken the joints and muscles, leading to stiffness and pain.
Most people who have rheumatoid arthritis feel stiffness in the joints for more than one hour, and the ones having osteoarthritis have it for less than 1 hour in the morning. But, everyone who feels stiff in the morning does not mean they have any of these conditions. It is commonly seen in people with a sedentary lifestyle, overweight, nutritional deficiency, or improper sleep.
As per Ayurveda, aggravation of Vata dosha and accumulation of ama (toxins) in the body lead to stiff & painful joints. It is essential to follow a Vata pacifying diet and lifestyle in such a condition.
Here are the wonderful tips to prevent morning stiffness with Ayurveda:
In a common language, abhyanga means massage. Ayurvedic massage is not merely an application of oil to the body. It is a complete therapy in itself. Hence, it is considered as an essential daily regimen of the day.
According to Ayurveda, joint stiffness & pain can happen due to aggravated Vata dosha. It is essential to practice Abhyanga every day to balance your Vata dosha.
Which oil to use?
The herbal oil improves blood circulation and enhances muscle tone. It reduces the stiffness and pain caused due to Vata imbalance. You can use any of the below-mentioned oils:
- Sesame oil
- Mahanarayana oil
- Bala Ashwagandha oil