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Did You Know That Yoga Helps Bone Health?

Yoga is a great exercise for a variety of reasons, one of them is improving bone health. These weight bearing poses improve flexibility and stability. The biggest problem as we age is our risk of falling and breaking a bone.

Let's review a few poses that should help improve your strength:

1. Warrior Pose

Start by standing, left foot back with toes turned to the side. Right foot forward and bend your knee. Turn your torso so it faces the side. Arms stretched out with palms facing down.

2. High Plank Pose

Start in a tabletop position and then push yourself up and straighten your knees. elongate your spine and use your arms and legs to hold you up for a minute. Not so easy!

3. Downward Dog (my favorite)

Start in a table top position with toes tucked under feet and heels raised, then press into hands and lengthen spine as you raise your butt to the ceiling. It really feels good to stretch this way.

4. Tree Pose

This really works on your balance. Put your right foot on the inside ankle bend the knee. Extend your arms overhead or press your hands together in front of your chest.

5. Triangle Pose

Stand with your feet a bit wider than your hips. Turn your right toes to face forward and your left toes at 45 degree angle. Palms face down and arms are stretched out. Then right hand comes forward to meet your foot.

Yoga is a safe and effective was to improve bone health. Start slowly, 15 minutes a day. Developing strong muscles and bones help to avoid falls. It also feels good to stretch and get back in touch with our bodies.

But, if you do break a bone, accidents do happen, accessorize your cast with and at least look chic! Even a broken bone deserves a night out

Note; This article is based on the article written by Emily Cronkleton on April 14, 2021, titled Yoga for Osteoporosis: 5 Beneficial Poses

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