Bone Health, Osteoporosis & Yoga — for Health & Wellness Coaches, Yoga Therapists, Yoga Teachers, Holistic Healthcare Providers

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we explore research on the impact of yoga in promoting bone health and strength (including people diagnosed with osteoporosis), and related teaching considerations.


Be familiar with research showing positive outcomes from yoga strength building (and its safety with students diagnosed with osteoporosis), plus teaching considerations when emphasizing bone strengthening.


Discuss the important findings and implications of Dr. Loren Fishman’s research on yoga, bone health and osteoporosis. Describe eight considerations when teaching yoga with an emphasis on bone strength. Note 10 subjects that provide background knowledge, plus six key teaching resources to support an emphasis on bone strength.

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