Yoga for Osteoporosis, 
For Those With Osteopenia, Osteoporosis and for Prevention
July 22nd 1:30 - 3:30 (first 12 poses) *FULL*

4-6pm (next 12 poses)

Cost $25  Register by July 21st

 

Where: 410 Holden Rd, Greensboro NC 27410- Youth Building


Workshop/Class Based from the studies of Dr. Loren Fishman, MD, and certification course on Yoga for Osteoporosis


Last year, I participated in a certification course, Yoga for Osteoporosis, from the guru himself, Dr. Loren Fishman, MD. There is a  strong theoretical and scientific basis for "Dr. Fishman’s Method,” based from both a pilot study and a 10 year study and a handful of teachers across the country now are helping to share the strengthening and empowering poses, each taught with 3 variations depending on the level of the student.   All newcomers are welcome to then connect and work with Dr. Fishman as participants in the continued, on-going osteoporosis study.     The peer-review study has shown success in reversing osteopenia and  osteoporosis in those that have it, and building bone in those that don’t have osteoporosis, and don’t want it.  The 12 poses strengthen the most frequent fracture sites:  the spine, the hip and the femur ( those are also the three sites measured by most DEXA scans).  Over 80% of the people in the study reversed their bone loss and began gaining bone. No fractures or serious injuries of any kind were seen or reported in over 100,000 hours of people doing this yoga daily. Over 80% of them had osteoporosis or osteopenia when we started.  Many fewer had these conditions when we finished. The continued “dose-response” osteoporosis study introduces a second set of yoga poses, and just recently, the first two participants passed the annual mark which begins the analysis, with follow-up DEXA scans to show: 

       DG ....(after two years in the study) .... +3.6%    Significant at 95% level
       CS.....(after 1year in the study).............+8.2%    Significant at 95% level  

The new set of poses also includes the care of the wrists, the fourth most common fracture site with osteoporosis. Come learn the first set of poses this month and then the second set in April. Consider participating in the study!  Requirements:  commitment to participate 2 years, doing the poses daily, seeing a certified yoga therapist (who has also certified in Yoga for Osteoporosis) every 2 weeks for 2 years and answering a computerized questionnaire,  a DEXA scan that is at least 2 years old, urine and blood tests (can send records from your current annual physical), Dexa Scan at 6 months into the study and again at the 2 year mark.  See more at www.sciatica.org  Come to this class to learn how to use your yoga to stay on the side of prevention and/or to reverse osteopenia and osteoporosis.