Yoga for Osteoporosis by Loren Fishman & Ellen Saltonstall

Yoga for OsteoporosisWhen I was first diagnosed, my daughter immediately sent me this book. It has been most helpful.

In addition to photo illustrated yoga poses with variations for osteoporosis, osteopenia, and prevention, the book has clear information about how the body’s muscles and bones work and why/how yoga can help build stronger bones.

There is a section that explains osteoblasts and osteoclasts. This, along with the section that discusses the various drugs normally prescribed for osteoporosis helped me to feel equipped to have a thoughtfully informed conversation with my doctor.

This book also gave me confidence to go to a yoga class, discuss my body’s particular needs with the instructor, and to fall in love with having an adapted yoga practice.

Reviewed by H


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