Yoga Influencer Vani Shukla at Womenlines from Australia brings to you must-do yoga to prevent Osteoporosis for women!
Yoga has long been recognized for its many health benefits, from reducing stress and anxiety to improving flexibility and balance. But did you know that Yoga can also help to make your bones stronger?
As we age, our bones naturally begin to lose density and become more brittle, increasing our risk of fractures and other injuries. But practising Yoga regularly can help to slow down this process and even reverse it, thanks to its unique combination of weight-bearing and resistance exercises.
Here are just a few of the ways that Yoga can help to make your bones stronger:
- Weight-bearing exercises: Many Yoga poses, such as downward-facing dog, plank, and warrior II, require you to support your body weight on your hands, feet, or other parts of your body. These weight-bearing exercises help to stimulate the cells in your bones that produce new bone tissue, helping to increase bone density over time.
- Resistance exercises: In addition to weight-bearing exercises, many Yoga poses also involve resistance, such as holding a pose for an extended period of time or using props like blocks or straps. This resistance helps to stimulate the cells in your bones that break down old tissue, allowing new tissue to form in its place.
- Improved balance and coordination: As we age, our balance and coordination naturally decline, making us more prone to falls and other accidents. But practising Yoga can help to improve these skills, reducing your risk of injury and helping to keep your bones strong and healthy.
Of course, like any form of exercise, it’s important to practice Yoga safely and with proper guidance. If you’re new to Yoga or have any underlying health conditions, be sure to consult with a qualified instructor before beginning any new exercise program.
But with its many benefits for bone health and overall well-being, Yoga is a powerful tool for staying healthy and active as you age. So why not give it a try and see the difference for yourself?
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Vani has been into Yoga and Fitness for more than 18 years. She is a post-graduate in Yoga therapy from India. She was among the first female fitness experts in Delhi to qualify American Council on Exercise exam in 2011. Presently she lives in Adelaide Australia for the past five years and runs International Yoga Retreats and workshops.
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