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Yoga for Bone Health and Osteoporosis: Preventing and Reversing Bone Loss

Osteoporosis is a silent disease that weakens bones, often resulting in fractures. Recent studies indicate that Yoga, practiced the right way, can build bone mass and prevent fractures without undesirable side effects. You’ll learn a safe and enjoyable practice to improve bone and muscle strength, posture, and balance. This workshop provides an overview of osteoporosis: · Definition, prevalence, testing, risk factors, remediating factors, physiology · Consequences: fractures, falls, bone health · How yoga can counteract thinning bones without undesirable side affects. · Do’s and Don’ts: movements which are safe and movements to be avoid We guide you through carefully...

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Yoga for Bone Health and Osteoporosis: Preventing and Reversing Bone Loss

Osteoporosis is a silent disease that weakens bones, often resulting in fractures. Recent studies indicate that Yoga, practiced the right way, can build bone mass and prevent fractures without undesirable side effects. You’ll learn a safe and enjoyable practice to improve bone and muscle strength, posture, and balance. This workshop provides an overview of osteoporosis: · Definition, prevalence, testing, risk factors, remediating factors, physiology · Consequences: fractures, falls, bone health · How yoga can counteract thinning bones without undesirable side affects. · Do’s and Don’ts: movements which are safe and movements to be avoid Then we’ll guide you through...

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Gentle Yoga for Seniors

This class helps build strength and endurance, increase flexibility, and improve posture and balance. Special attention is paid to bone health and preventing/reversing bone loss related to osteoporosis. It is designed for mid-life and older adults who may benefit from a slower pace and a recognition of age-related functional changes. We encourage students to use props, modify poses, transition carefully, and find their appropriate balance between ease and effort. Special attention is paid to building core strength and balance to prevent falls. Breath work, relaxation and meditation practices are included to encourage stress reduction. We do seated chair poses,...

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