Focus on these strengthening yoga poses to help build bone and resist osteoporosis.
Virbhadrasana or Warrior I and II can add needed strength to thighbones and hips. Although any pose involving a lunge can have the same effect.
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog), Phalakasana (Plank), Purvottansana (Reverse Plank) and Table Balance strengthen the upper body.
Bhujangasana (Cobra), Sphinx and Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge) stimulate the spine and prevent what is commonly known as “dowagers hump,” in the elderly. Bridge pose and all variations of Shoulderstand also stimulate the thyroid gland, which balances the endocrine system and encourages bone growth.
We will be concentrating on these bone building postures in our classes next week!