Yoga for Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is a disease that reduces bone mineral density. As bone becomes weakened and fragile, one can become susceptible to fractures. Men and woman begin bone loss after age 35, but post-menopausal woman are susceptible to accelerated bone loss due to hormonal changes. The areas that are commonly affected by osteoporosis are the spine, hips, and wrists. One of the best ways to guard against bone loss is by incorporating bone loading activity when you are young.

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Fitness Routine:

Walk 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week and try this Bone Building Yoga sequence:

  • Forearm plank
  • High Lunge
  • Tree
  • High Lunge
  • Standing Separate Leg Stretch ( with Chair for support if needed)
  • Extended Side Angle
  • Standing Hand to Big Toe pose

If you are diagnosed with Osteoporosis avoid:

  • Full forward flexion/bending
  • Spinal rotation or twists
  • Plough Pose
  • Full Back extension

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