Yoga and Osteoporosis
“Like the triangle pose, the extended side angle pose provides gentle stretching while also strengthening the bones.” The pose can be practiced either with the lower forearm on the knee or with the hand on the floor.
Just wanted to share with you an interesting article in the Huffington Post, which might motivate you even more to join my workshop “Balance and Bones” either on Oct 25 or Oct 26 at the Center at Founders Village, in Fountain Valley.
“I know yoga can help because I’ve done the studies,” medical director of Manhattan Physical Medicine Dr. Loren Fishman, who has done extensive research on yoga and osteoporosis, told Huff/Post50. Commenting on a pilot study involving individuals with an average age of 68, he said, “We did a bone mineral density (DEXA) scan, then we taught half of them the yoga, waited two years, and did another scan. And not only did these people not lose bone, they gained bone. The ones who didn’t do the yoga lost a little bone, as you would expect.”
Fishman added that practicing yoga did not cause any serious injuries or fractures in the subjects of his research. “It seems to be safe and effective,” he says.
Hope to see you!