Yoga is an excellent activity for people of any age who want to strengthen their bones and improve their overall health. Strong bones balance the body and help one to maintain a correct posture.
Most people believe that bone weakening is an inevitable age-related condition. In fact, poor dietary habits, lack of physical exercise, certain medications, excessive smoking and family history of bone disease are some common causes of gradual loss of bone.
Study shows that yoga is an effective way to build bone mineral density after menopause. Patients with bone-weakening diseases who practiced 10 minutes of yoga daily; results in improvement in spine and hip bone density, reduction in the severity of bone weakening and complete reversal of bone weakening.
Yoga Asanas for Bone Diseases
To keep the bones strong and prevent bone-related problems in the future, one must incorporate yoga into daily life. Some of the best yoga asanas for strong bones are as follows:
Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)
Utkatasana (Chair Pose)
Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose)
Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose)
Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose)
Salabhasana (Locust Pose)
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