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About half of all people over age 50 have low bone mass, says yoga teacher and wellness practitioner Beata Barnard (Savitri-Devi). Bone loss is in such high proportion that an estimated 70 percent of hip fractures are related to osteoporosis.
This epidemic among the aging population can be countered, she argues, with a program of low impact, weight-bearing yoga exercises. “This will improve strength, joint mobility, reduce stress, and calm the mind,” Barnard says.
Fear of falling is a major concern and the main reason for fractures of the hip and wrist among the elderly, she says. “The spinal column is often the problem. The thoracic area is often the area that shows signs of deterioration,” leading to the rounded back sometimes seen among seniors.
In her 4 part online course, Yoga Asana Practice for Healthy Bones, participants learn methods that can help prevent fractures and even prevent bone loss. They will improve posture and build confidence and walking, as well as improving circulation and muscle flexibility and heightening metabolism.
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Sat, Oct 10 | 12 pm – 1 pm EDT
Sat, Oct 17 | 12 pm – 1 pm EDT
Sat, Oct 24 | 12 pm – 1 pm EDT
Sat, Oct 31 | 12 pm – 1 pm EDT
Beata Barnard (Savitri-Devi) is a long time Karma Yoga initiated by Swami Vishnudevananda and is an advanced Sivananda Yoga teacher who teaches in many Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses. As a recreation therapist she worked in seniors homes for past 15 years. She developed and designed comprehensive yoga system for people with osteoporosis and teaches Yoga for Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Teacher Training. www.osteomtherapy.com
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Currently and until a tentative date, the Ashram is closed to the public. We are currently in the process of organizing programs to be online and updating the calendar. Please note: Programs listed on the website- if they do not say Online within the title, they are not available at the moment.