Yoga for Osteoporosis
Sat Jan 5
This workshop is designed for those with osteoporosis or osteopenia as well as for anyone who wants to build healthier bones. You will learn practices that may help prevent fractures and can improve posture, balance, and bone strength. The core focus of the afternoon will be on a 12-pose yoga sequence developed by Dr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall. This sequence was used in a recent research study on yoga and osteoporosis, which demonstrated that a consistent yoga practice can help build bone mineral density. The instructor, Debbie Helfeld, is certified to teach Dr. Loren Fishman's Method of Yoga for Osteoporosis. She will also share information about diet and other lifestyle practices that contribute to building and maintaining healthy bones, from both the yogic and Ayurvedic perspectives. This workshop is open to students of all levels, from yoga novices to more advanced students.