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.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Chapter 1 The Facts
Chapter 2 Bones
Chapter 3 Factors That Affect Bones
Chapter 4 Medications for Osteoporosis
Chapter 5 Exercise
Chapter 6 A Wollf in Yoga Clothing
Chapter 7 Yoga Stands Apart
Chapter 8 Before You Start
Chapter 9 Poses That Focus on Bone Strength
Chapter 10 Poses That Focus on Muscle Strength
Chapter 11 Poses That Focus on Balance
Alphabetical List of Poses
Poses by Chapter
Loren Fishman, MD, is a physiatrist and professor. He lives in New York City.
Ellen Saltonstall is a certified Anusara Yoga instructor and licensed massage therapist who lives in New York City.