Episode 3: Yoga for Osteoporosis with Dr. Loren Fishman
Stronger Bones Lifestyle Podcast: Take Control of Your Bone Health
12 Poses vs Osteoporosis Video
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[4:30] Yoga can stimulate bone growth in your 20’s and can reverse bone loss in your 60’s
[7:00] In addition to bone growth, Yoga improves balance, anxiety, and posture
[7:50] A study proved that Yoga improves vascular flexibility, reducing stroke and heart attacks
[9:38] The osteocytes in your legs govern your appetite, which is why Yoga promotes weight loss
[10:50] Rotation is completely safe for women suffering from osteoporosis or osteopenia
[12:10] Safe spinal rotation involves having proper length and extension in the thoracic curve
[16:20] Yoga creates the compressive force necessary to cause bone remodeling
[18:40] Yogic movement dislodges arthritic deposits in the spine so they can be metabolized
[26:19] Twisting the vertebrates strengthens them by putting pressure without breaking them
[35:40] Yoga creates stronger bones because it has 10-20 times greater pressure than gravity
[37:40] You can reverse bone loss with the 12 poses which only take 12 minutes of your day
[40:30] Yoga done for 20-30 minutes every day can protect your cognitive function
Dr Loren Fishman - 12 Poses vs. Osteoporosis
A diagnosis of osteoporosis does not determine the destiny of you or your bones. Today’s guest is Dr. Loren Fishman, medical director of the Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center and author of Yoga for Osteoporosis. Modern medicine can improve the outer layer of bones but often lack the ability to strengthen the core that ultimately supports well-rounded bone health. Dr. Fishman has used Yoga as a treatment for women who have reversed bone loss without medication or nutritional intervention.
Dr. Fishman has an ongoing study, 12 Poses vs. Osteoporosis which has proven an increase in bone density. However, the benefits of Yoga go beyond bone health. Studies have proven that Yoga effectively strengthens vascular flexibility, preserves cognitive function, and aids in longevity. If you are wanting to learn more about the benefits of Yoga, this is the episode for you.