Yoga Stretches for easing Osteoporosis or Osteopenia
First Twelve Yoga Poses and Second Twelve Yoga Poses for Osteopenia and Osteoporosis bone-building efforts.
Are you dynamically holding the postures to help build bone?
Even in mountain yoga pose, which basically is standing, one can push their feet into the ground, then push the feet away,. You’ll notice the sensation of your muscles being activated.
When you have that great muscle activation, and stay in the pose for at least 30 seconds….that muscle contraction stimulates bone growth. That is where your bone building begins.
The second set of poses are to address the bone-building issues with the wrists, elbows, and shoulders. Additionally giving additional weight bearing poses to complement the first set of yoga poses.
Dr. Loren Fishman has come up with a second set of poses to use for bone building. Beginners versions of the poses, intermediate and classical versions of the poses. Nice that you can mix and match depending on your body’s ability to do a pose.
Work with me – Gail Pickens-Barger, 409-727-3177, leave a voice message if I am unable to get to your phone call. We can work together to get you started on your bone building journey!
Now there are a third set of yoga poses to address bone building in the upper body too!
So true. If you rest, you will tend to rust. When I taught yoga in Victoria Texas, I had 6 people come to my gentle yoga class that had fibromyalgia.
They told me they hurt if they don’t come, they hurt if they do come to yoga. But the hurt coming out of yoga was of a lot of body relief. They craved coming to class. I think that is because yoga not only works on the body, but the mind, and of easing of pain for some, and getting better sleep.
I think about that class that I had in V-town a lot because that was early on in my yoga career, and I just was a bit confused by their comments about different types of pain.
Now after teaching for over 20 years, it makes a lot of sense to me, as I am now inhabiting my body with levels of pain issues. Oh, if I don’t move, move move, it is big time hurt city. I still hurt, but pain levels between 7-9, now regularly sit between 1-3. That is significant to me.
What about you?
I invite you to come to my #freeyoga class held on #mindbody sponsored by the Veterans Yoga Project I’ve got the link below. Be sure to sign up at least an hour maybe two before your first class, so that you get the verification email in time to do class. You’ll get an email link to come into the class 30 minutes prior.
Gentle Yoga for Low Back Pain is what I teach. 60 minutes beginner-level class.
Yeah, you don’t have to bend like a pretzel or touch your toes to get massive health benefits from a regular yoga practice.
Comments? Complaints? Questions? Complements? I want to know!
COMING SOON – SETX Yoga for Veterans – starting on Tuesdays at 6 PM. Rotated through three different locations: Wesley UMC in Nederland, Texas. Clifton Steamboat Museum in Beaumont Texas and Bridgepoint Fellowship Church in Bridge City, Texas.
Questions? Call Gail Pickens-Barger at 409-727-3177 Leave a message, this is a landline.
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