Yoga for bone and joint health is a class for all levels of yoga.
This class will consist of a series of postures designed to:
Improve bone density. (Bone loss is extremely common among individuals over the age of 30. Studies show that yoga helps to improve bone density. One study involved individuals with normal bone density. Participants engaged in a 10 minute yoga routine each day. As a result, they experienced an 85% increase in bone density in the spine and hip).
Prevent loss of cartilage.
Improve range of motion of the joints by improving muscle flexibility.
Increase the amount of synovial fluid in the joints to keep them moving smoothly. (Without enough synovial fluid, joints tend to grind, leading to joint pain and arthritis.)
Tendons and ligaments tend to function significantly better as a result of a yoga practice. Not only can yoga improve the functioning of joints in healthy people, but it can help to reduce symptoms of tendonitis.
This class will also help to calm the mind and relieve stress. Modifications will be provided, as needed, making this class appropriate for students of all levels.
Fridays at 1pm – session begins April 13th.
8 week session $75.00 – registration is required.