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Yoga for osteoporosis : the complete guide /

by Fishman, Loren; Saltonstall, Ellen.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: xv, 318 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780393334852 (pbk.) :; 0393334856 (pbk.).Title notes: $19.95 prolam 3-2010 (db)Subject(s): Osteoporosis -- Exercise therapy | Yoga -- Therapeutic use
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Osteoporosis leads to painful fractures due to loss of bone mass; yoga strengthens bones without endangering joints: it stands to reason that yoga is the perfect therapy for osteoporosis. Forty-four million Americans suffer from low bone mass, and osteoporosis is responsible for more than 1.5 million fractures annually. Drugs and surgeries can alleviate pain, but study after study has shown that exercise is the best treatment, specifically low-impact, bone-strengthening exercises--hence, yoga.In this comprehensive and thoroughly illustrated guide, Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall, who between them have seven decades of clinical experience, help readers understand osteoporosis and give a spectrum of exercises for beginners and experts. Classical yoga poses, as well as physiologically sound adapted poses, are presented with easy-to-follow instructions and photographs. The authors welcome readers of all ages and levels of experience into the healing and strengthening practice of yoga.

$19.95 prolam 3-2010 (db)

Includes bibliographical references.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of Illustrations (p. ix)
  • Acknowledgments (p. xi)
  • Authors' Note (p. xiii)
  • Introduction (p. 3)
  • Chapter 1 The Facts (p. 5)
  • Chapter 2 Bones (p. 21)
  • Chapter 3 Factors That Affect Bones (p. 32)
  • Chapter 4 Medications for Osteoporosis (p. 46)
  • Chapter 5 Exercise (p. 53)
  • Chapter 6 A Wollf in Yoga Clothing (p. 59)
  • Chapter 7 Yoga Stands Apart (p. 69)
  • Chapter 8 Before You Start (p. 78)
  • Chapter 9 Poses That Focus on Bone Strength (p. 95)
  • Chapter 10 Poses That Focus on Muscle Strength (p. 154)
  • Chapter 11 Poses That Focus on Balance (p. 215)
  • Afterword (p. 291)
  • Alphabetical List of Poses (p. 293)
  • Poses by Chapter (p. 295)
  • Glossary (p. 297)
  • Notes (p. 305)
  • Resources (p. 317)

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