Yoga as Therapy for Our Vital Bones

Yoga as Therapy for Our Vital Bones

What I’ve noticed over the years since my diagnosis with low bone density is that there is a lot of confusion out there about the condition itself and what to do about it.

I’ve also noticed, as a long-time yoga practitioner, teacher, and now yoga therapist, there is a lot of confusion about what yoga has to offer our bones.

“Public debates about exercise for bone health often narrowly define yoga as a series of poses and pit it against weight training and other exercise programs focusing on stimulating bone building. Unfortunately, not only does this dismiss the broader approach of yoga philosophy, which recognizes that our bones are part of a complete, interrelated, interconnected human system, it is a fallacy to think that we are solely trying to build up lost bone. Not losing any more bone is also a win. The overarching goal is to restore healthy bone remodeling.”

This is an excerpt from an article I published in the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) magazine, Yoga Therapy Today.  The article is titled, Yoga as Therapy for Our Vital Bones *, and I’m honored that the Editorial Director chose it as the IAYT continuing education credit article for this issue!

The audience for the article is Yoga Therapists but I think it offers everyone straightforward information and insights into their bone health – and how yoga supports us on many different levels.

I hope you’ll give it a read and let me know your biggest takeaway or if you have any questions left unanswered. You can email me at [email protected] or write a comment below.

Here is a copy: YTT Summer 2023_Ray


There is a lot more I have to share on this topic.

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*  (Originally published in Yoga Therapy Today, a publication of the International Association of Yoga Therapists ( Shared with permission.)


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