Last week we talked about and had a practice designed for back care. Even if we don’t suffer from back pain, focusing attention on the health of our spine benefits our entire body. So too our focus for this week’s practice, bone health.
One of our group who recently moved to the Bay Area sent me a link to an article entitled, ” Can we pose our way to stronger bones? by Christina Downy, MD. Dr. Downy is a medical doctor and a yogi who sees the intersection of the two disciplines as key to our bone health. She sites a New York Times article(http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/12/21/12-minutes-of-yoga-for stronger bones/?) that reviews a small medical study focusing on yoga as a therapy for improvement of bone density. Although its strength as a study is weak due to sample size, the results seem to reflect the stories I hear from consistent practitioners about their own bone health.
This week, we will take poses recommended in this article and explore why they help us improve our bone health.
Please join us on Monday nite October 3, from 6:30-8pm for our weekly practice. No matter what your age, taking care of our bone health through yoga will reap benefits!