Yoga and Bone Health

Author: Loren M Fishman1
1 Loren M. Fishman, MD, BPhil, (Oxon), Assistant Clinical Professor, Columbia University Medical School, New York, NY.
Conference/Journal: Orthop Nurs
Date published: 2021 May-Jun 01
Other: Volume ID: 40 , Issue ID: 3 , Pages: 169-179 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1097/NOR.0000000000000757. , Word Count: 74

Osteoporosis is a public health problem affecting individuals globally. Yoga has been found to prevent and reverse bone loss. Yoga may result in better balance, improved posture, and greater range of motion, strength, and coordination, all factors that also mitigate the risk of falls and fractures. A 12-minute, 12-pose yoga regimen is discussed in detail. Once learned, the ongoing use of yoga is safe, without cost, and may be done lifelong.

PMID: 34004616 DOI: 10.1097/NOR.0000000000000757