Yoga for Osteoporosis: The Complete Guide

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393334852
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/29/2010
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 116,768
  • Product dimensions: 7.12 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Loren Fishman, MD, is a physiatrist and a professor at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He lives in New York City.

Ellen Saltonstall is a certified Anusara Yoga instructor and licensed massage therapist who lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

Authors' Note xiii

Introduction 3

Chapter 1 The Facts 5

Chapter 2 Bones 21

Chapter 3 Factors That Affect Bones 32

Chapter 4 Medications for Osteoporosis 46

Chapter 5 Exercise 53

Chapter 6 A Wollf in Yoga Clothing 59

Chapter 7 Yoga Stands Apart 69

Chapter 8 Before You Start 78

Chapter 9 Poses That Focus on Bone Strength 95

Chapter 10 Poses That Focus on Muscle Strength 154

Chapter 11 Poses That Focus on Balance 215

Afterword 291

Alphabetical List of Poses 293

Poses by Chapter 295

Glossary 297

Notes 305

Resources 317

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

    highly recommended!

    This is an excellent guide to practicing yoga as a preventive for osteoporosis as well as when one is already osteoporotic (or osteopenic). It is very informative, backed by science, and well explained. I have been practicing yoga for many years but realized, through this book, that I had to add and modify positions to accommodate my condition. Having read many yoga books in the past, I still learned much from this particular book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2011

    highly recommended

    This book is very well written and yoga explained. It will take time to find out the results, but is easy to understand.

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