Ever wondered why load-bearing exercise builds bone? Wonder which types of exercise are best and what difference yoga might make? And, if you are considering osteoporosis drugs, what are the pros and cons from a doctor’s point of view?
Get the answers to these questions in our Sneak Peak video excerpts of the 8-part online course with Dr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall on Yoga for Osteoporosis – Teaching and Practice, see details below! Plus, please note that Loren and Ellen’sEarly Bird Bonus is expiring soon, so be sure to check out the details below.
Yoga for Osteoporosis: Teaching & Practice
8-part Online Course – Listen at Your Own Time!
Early Bird Bonus! Live Sessions April 21 and 27
Plus New, Expanded Premium Option!
About 43 million Americans are affected by the thinning bones of osteoporosis or osteopenia. Yoga has much to offer to help prevent fractures as people get older, but how does one target a yoga practice to meet the needs of people with osteoporosis?
In this 8-part online course, Dr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall, authors of Yoga for Osteoporosis, discuss important new developments in the field of osteoporosis prevention and treatment, and the essential things any yoga teacher should know when working with people with osteoporosis.
Take a Sneak Peak!
Curious about the osteoporosis course and what is covered? You might enjoy these sneak peaks from a couple of the opening videos with Dr. Loren Fishman. Enjoy!
Module 2.2. Bone Strength and Bone Density—A Difference that Matters
DEXA scans give us an insight into bone mass, i.e. the outer structure of the bone. However, there is something that ultimately is far more important than bone mass for preventing fractures, says Dr. Loren Fishman in this video. That is the quality of the bone. The inner strength accounts for about 20 to 60% of the strength of bone. In this video excerpt, Dr. Loren Fishman discusses the difference between compact bone and cancellous bone, why it matters, and the effects of yoga on bone strength.
Module 2.3. Osteoporosis Drugs—Pros and Cons
Understanding how osteoporosis drugs work is key to evaluating their effects. In this video excerpt, Dr. Loren Fishman discusses the effects of the main group of osteoporosis drugs—the bisphosphonates, and how they might make bones more fragile, even as they build bone mass.
Check Out Our New, Expanded Premium Option!
Expand your yoga teaching skills and meet the demands of one of the largest, untapped audiences – aging boomers looking for ways to stay healthy and vital the second half of their lives. In the expanded premium option, you will learn how to put together therapeutic yoga courses to meet the needs of aging boomers.
The premium option includes a two-module course on the sister condition of osteoporosis: hyperkyphosis, a.k.a. the dreaded dowager’s hump. Yoga holds much promise for slowing or reversing the deteriorating posture associated with the early stages of hyperkyphosis. In this course, learn why the health consequences of hyperkyphosis are of similar concern to those of osteoporosis and how and why yoga can be immensely helpful for this population.
Be Sure to Catch Our Early Bird Bonuses!
Register on or before April 15, and get a front row seat in our live talks and Q&As with Dr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall on April 21 and 27. Bring your questions!
The course comes with many other great bonuses, including 2 video practices created especially for this course by Ellen Saltonstall with two 30-minute yoga practices for prevention of osteoporosis. Each practice targets a different skill level, and provides a great resource for how to target a yoga practice to boomers with different backgrounds and fitness levels.
Listen at Your Own Time! When you sign up for the Yoga for Osteoporosis Course, you will have a lifetime membership to the course portal, so you can listen and relisten as many times as you’d like! Also enjoy the transcripts of recordings for easy reference!
And, in case you missed it, be sure to catch Loren and Ellen’s free report:
The 12 Do’s and Don’ts of Yoga for Osteoporosis
For more information about Loren and Ellen’s upcoming course and to register, see the full course description here:
Yoga for Osteoporosis: Teaching & Practice
If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us atYogaUOnline@gmail.com. We look forward to having you join us!
The Team at YogaUonline