Yoga for Bone Health

Osteoporosis is known as the silent disease because it is often not recognized until we see its effect through changes such as height loss,hyper-kyphosis, or a fragility fracture.10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and an additional 34 million have osteopenia, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis.One in two women, and one in four men over age 50 will suffer an osteoporosis related hip, spine or wrist fracture in their lifetime.
Goals of this lecture/workshop:

Gain a better understanding of the cellular, molecular, and biomechanics mechanisms that underlie the increased risk of fractures with aging.

Learn the Risk Factors for Osteoporosis

Review the latest research on the types of exercise that best build bones

Identify Unsafe, Contraindicated Movements for Low Bone Density

Practice Safe Modifications to Classical Yoga Posture