Yoga For Osteoporosis:
6-week course designed to promote a positive mindset, help alleviate and mediate symptoms of osteopenia and osteoporosis.
- Build a personalised practice to help prevent against bone thinning and deterioration – strengthen muscles and bones.
- Improve balance to prevent falling – a key cause of fractures.
- Understand how to practice yoga safely with osteopenia and osteoporosis, know what postures to avoid.
- Build confidence in carrying out day to day activities and exercise.
- To relieve stress and calm any concerns about living with osteopenia and osteoporosis.
- Educate and inform, learn how to adopt a proactive lifestyle to slow progression and maximise mobility.
- Make social connections with other people who have osteopenia and osteoporosis and develop a support network
- Beginners and Experienced Yogis.
- People with a diagnosis of osteopenia or early osteoporosis.
- Maximum of 5 students per class
Price: £75 per person for 6 classes
Venue: Home Studio in Ascot, Berkshire
Course Dates for Autumn 2023 coming soon
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a place or for more information.
To attend the course, you will need to complete a health questionnaire which will be treated in strictest confidence.
Once this form is received, you will be invited to a short free of charge Zoom call to explore your specific needs and desired outcomes.
Please note if you have experienced multiple fractures and/or severe osteoporosis, I may recommend one to one sessions.
Please contact me to join the next course, for more information or if you have any questions on email@example.com
Please note this course is not intended to replace any medications prescribed for osteopenia or osteoporosis. Yoga is offered as a complimentary therapy to conventional pharmaceuticals and any other treatments prescribed by your Doctor.
Qualified and Accredited Yoga Teacher and Therapist
Often thought to be the silent disease of aging as there are no obvious signs of bones degenerating. Osteoporosis can affect much younger people, even in their 40’s. The first sign is often experienced in a fall resulting in a broken wrist, arm or finger. However, as osteoporosis progresses, it may lead to a spine, hip or femur fracture which spell a long stay in a nursing home and which may be fatal.
Many people associate osteoporosis with the “dowagers’ hump” – where the spine and head curls forwards, gradually getting shorter. But it can be a lot more than that. A spine curving forwards is often a sign that the spine is degenerating which can reflect poor bone health throughout the body and lead to damaging and painful spinal fractures.
Osteopenia is the early stages of osteoporosis and a key indicator of the disease. Dexa bone scans are often carried out routinely for post menopausal women following a fracture. They help to provide useful pointers about the state of bone health.
Facts about Osteoporosis:
Osteoporosis is thought to affect 200 million women worldwide and osteoporotic fractures are thought to occur in:
- 1 in 2 women over 50 years of age
- 1 in 4 men over 50 years of age
- The most common fractures are hip and spine, but they can occur anywhere in the body.
In women, the risk of osteoporosis is thought to be greater than combined risk of getting breast, uterine and ovarian cancer. In men risk the risk is greater than prostate cancer
To some extent, it is just part of natural ageing. Everyone’s bones thin from about the age of 30 years, but at mid-life hormone changes particularly in women reduce calcium and phosphorous absorption into the body. Stress, certain medical conditions medications can accelerate this process.
Did you know that just 20 minutes yoga practice a day could make a difference? Research carried out by Dr Lauren Fishman has produced some good evidence to support this. Please see the link below for more details:
How Yoga Can Help with Osteoporosis:
Asana/Physical Practice helps to
- Builds muscle and bone strength
- Opens the rib cage – improve breathing and circulation, energy cellular functioning and immunity
- Improve balance and spatial awareness
- Build confidence and social connection
Pranayama, breathing, relaxation and meditation helps to:
- Calm the nervous system and relieve stress
- Take the body and mind to the best state for healing
- Generate a positive and confident mindset