Saturday, May 11, 2019 2:00p -
Down Under School of Yoga
306 Walnut Street
Newton, MA 02460
Sports & Active Life
Saturday, May 11
2:00-4:30pm in Newton
The natural cycles of women's lives involve physiological, metabolic, and emotional changes that affect our overall well-being. Bone health, in particular, is at risk as we age, with peak bone mass formed in our 20’s and declining for a host of reasons. Over 54million Americans have low bone density, and one in 2 women age 50 and over will experience a fracture that is the result of bone loss.
Recent studies have shown that, practiced with certain considerations, yoga poses can help build bone mass and even stem bone loss. Other benefits include improved strength, joint mobility and balance, which in turn reduce the risk of falling, the number one risk factor for those with osteoporosis or osteopenia.
This workshop will provide:
-An overview of considerations and concepts for safe practice to strengthen bone and muscle, improve posture and balance, and reduce stress.
-A practice to experience the application of those concepts in all families of poses.
-Whether you are a teacher, a long-time practitioner or relatively new to the practice, this workshop will give you the insights, information and experience to enhance your yoga practice in the studio and at home.
Participating students are invited to send their questions in advance of the workshop to Rosie at RosieRichardsonYoga@gmail.com
Rosie Richardson is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and Certified Yoga Therapist. She herself has Osteoporosis, a diagnosis which gave her the opportunity to research the topic and increase the intelligence with which she practices and teaches.