It’s important for students and teachers of yoga to understand the risks and benefits of performing yoga when bone health impairment is present. Physical activity is necessary to maintain and build strong bones. Yoga poses that challenge the strength of the hips and spine and include backward bending have been found to be both safe and effective in building bone. However, some motions can put the spine at risk for injury with conditions of osteoporosis or osteopenia.
In this 3-week series, Stephanie will:
- examine bone health impairment, including the diagnoses of osteoporosis and osteopenia
- lead self-assessment of posture, strength and balance
- discuss motions to avoid
- provide modifications and cuing to get the most out of common poses
Each week will progress in knowledge and performance, all with the intention to build better bones. You will leave with a handout and a 30-minute video to support your home practice. If you have questions about whether you should attend this workshop, please call Stephanie at 614.949.9930.