Yoga for Osteoporosis and Arthritis
Tele-Class for $34 on two Monday nights:
November 29 and December 6, 8:30 pm
I am attending!
Loren Fishman is the medical doctor and yoga teacher in NYC who is currently running the Yoga for Osteoporosis study. Two current Woodstock Yoga students are in the study. I have worked with them privately and they are seeing good results of increased bone density. I think this is very good work and an easy study to participate in. Tele-Classes are very fun and empowering. You listen in on your phone/ speaker phone and are able to ask questions (or not) at the end. It’s a large group conference call! You can be as anonymous or active as you want.
Dr. Loren Fishman and yoga therapist Ellen Saltonstall are currently conducting a research study on the effects of yoga on osteoporosis. They will be sharing their early findings in the teleclass and offer information about how to enroll in the study.
Many people with osteoporosis also have osteoarthritis, which poses conflicting treatment demands and therefore a dilemma – how to do one exercise regime which helps both conditions. Again, yoga is the solution – generating no-impact forces in excess of gravity by opposing one muscle group to another, (to reverse osteoporosis) stretching all the muscles and joints involved and increasing range of motion and joint fluid movement as well.
This course includes a detailed examination of the use of yoga asanas for both prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, and offers insight into other sources of treatment and prevention, including nutritional strategies.
If we have enough interest I will offer a special class on the yoga asanas that Dr. Fishman is using in the study and how make it work for you. Please email me (email@example.com) to let me know if you want to do a special class in December/ January on this work.