Yoga for Strong Bones
Yoga for STRONG Bones
Mar 5 – Apr 2
Sundays: 10 – 11 am
This series of Five In-Person Yoga classes is based on a 10 year Study from 2016 called Twelve-Minute Daily Yoga Regimen Reverses Osteoporotic Bone Loss, which identified twelve poses for their calculated effects and their safety on 3 sites in the body that are among the most commonly fractured: the spine, femur and hip.
In each of the first 4 classes of this series, there will be a focus on 3 of the twelve poses. Classes will include:
- Mindful warm up
- Preparatory strengthening exercises
- Review of basic elements of each pose
- Intermediate and classical versions of each pose
In the 5th class, you will prepare for and practice for the whole Twelve Pose Yoga Regimen! Afterwards, we’ll address individual concerns about the poses as well as next steps and tools to move forward in your commitment to maintain bone strength.
This In-Person group will be limited to 5 participants so there’ll be time for individual support. We will be wearing masks.
During Yoga for STRONG Bones you will learn yoga poses that appear to raise Bone Mineral Density in the spine and the femur. You will be guided step-by-step through 12 poses to keep you strong.
- Osteoporosis (bones become fragile and more likely to break) and osteopenia (reduced bone mass of lesser severity) can occur at any age, although the risk for developing the disease increases as we get older. And collectively we’re all getting older…
- There are no symptoms of Osteoporosis and so it’s considered a ‘silent disease.’ People may not know that they have it until they break a bone.
- While men and women of all races can develop osteoporosis, post-menopausal white and Asian women are at highest risk.
- There are risk factors for osteoporosis and osteopenia that we cannot change.
THANKFULLY maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity and reducing stress is something that we can change.
This is what we’ll focus on together in Yoga for STRONG Bones!
The “side effects” of yoga include
- Supported posture
- Improved balance
- Enhanced coordination
- Greater range of motion
- Increased strength
- Reduced levels of anxiety
- Better gait
Yoga may well be an individual path but it’s made better by cultivating a sense of connection within a community. This is essential for our well-being and can help us to live more compassionate lives. This group of people will be formed with the intent of fostering an environment to support everyone’s health goals. It isn’t exclusive to those who are lean, fit, and sculpted.