Yoga for Osteoporosis
Yoga that builds and preserves strong bones, The complete guide
By Loren Fishman
Paperback: 318 pages
1 in stock (can be backordered)
Osteoporosis leads to painful fractures due to the loss of bone mass; yoga strengthens bones without endangering joints: it stands to reason that yoga is the perfect therapy for osteoporosis.
In this comprehensive and thoroughly illustrated guide, Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall, who between them have seven decades of clinical experience, help readers understand osteoporosis and give a spectrum of exercises for beginners and experts. Classical yoga poses as well as physiologically sound adapted poses are presented with easy-to-follow instructions and photographs. The authors welcome readers of all ages and levels of experience into the healing and strengthening practice of yoga.
“Thanks to ground-breaking research led by Dr Fishman, there’s scientific evidence that as little as ten minutes of yoga a day powerfully builds bone mineral density. Better still, the yoga regimen used in the research, thoroughly described in this excellent book, has proven to be very safe, even for those- who already have suffered osteoporotic fractures. Highly recommended!”
—Timothy McCall, author of Yoga as medicine
“Masterful and practical. The science behind osteoporosis is presented clearly, empowering readers to make their own choices. The adaptation of yoga poses is ingenious: safe, thoroughly instructed, and documented with excellent photos.”
—Swami Ramananda, president, Integral Yoga Institute of New York
“This illuminating book has taken my understanding of the link between yoga and a healthy skeletal structure to a whole new level. The writing is clear and spiced with humor so that the whole world of the ‘secret life of bones’ opens up!”
—Suza Francina, author of The New yoga for Healthy aging.