Yoga for Bone Health and Healthy Aging (8-Week Series) -- with Masha Leuner
Fridays September 20 – November 15 (10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.) -- Coolidge Yoga South End
In this workshop, students will be introduced to Dr. Fishman’s Yoga for Bone Health method, so that they can establish their own home practice to maintain and improve bone health. Specific attention will be given to the spine and hips, where theriskof fractures is the greatest. In addition to learning the technical aspects of the yoga postures, students will also work toward gaining more strength, flexibility, and balance, which will improve their overall range of motion. Simple breath work will be incorporated to teach proper hold times and calm the nervous system.
Yoga for Bone Health is a targeted practice developed by Dr. Loren Fishman, MD. It is designed to maintain a healthy skeleton, strengthen posture, and improve balance. This unique set of twelve poses was practiced by individuals with osteoporosis in a specialized study. Upon completion, data showed that consistent practice reversed the effects of osteoporosis/osteopenia in the spine and hips. Dr. Fishman's research was featured in The New York Times, and drew public awareness to the potential application of yoga for improving bone condition. Dr. Fishman continues to train yoga instructors in his specialized method, in addition to studying postures and conducting long-term studies.
This workshop is open to all levels, regardless of ability, age or medical condition.