As of October, 2020 we started teaching a new way - well actually quite an old one - doing a full series each Tuesday night, and focussing on two or three poses. We highlight a person in the class to do one of the poses. People can volunteer to be
"persons of interest" and choose the pose, and then Liz and Dr. Fishman will comment on aspects of the pose. Teachers, practitioners and therapists hopefully will gain insight from this, and people who have concise remarks will add them also.
If you want to do this, you first sign up below and then write Loren@sciatica.org and you'll get a separate URL and be made a panelist. for the upcoming week's class-and-clinic.
Every Tuesday at 5:30 - 6:30 EDT:
Every other week we do the FIRST SERIES
On weeks between, we alternate the SECOND SERIES and THIRD SERIES.
Dec. 15th: THE FIRST SERIES
Dec. 22nd: THE SECOND SERIES
Dec. 29th: THE FIRST SERIES
Jan. 5th: THIRD SERIES
Jan. 12: FIRST SERIES
Jan. 19th: SECOND SERIES
Jan. 26th: FIRST SERIES
and so on.
The First Series contains the yoga poses demonstrated to reverse osteoporosis in those with osteoporosis or osteopenia, and strengthen already healthy bones.
The Second and Third Series use the same principles as the first, but are also devoted to the wrists and ribs, respectively, also frequent sites of osteoporotic fractures. They also provide variety and sharpen balance, posture and range of motion, all factors that cut the risk of falling. Currently we're testing the Second Series, and re-testing the First Series.
The Second Series resembles the first in form and difficulty. The Third Series is a bit more challenging. All three series have "chair yoga" versions which are excellent starting points for people unsure of their abilities, and of yoga's suitability for their current conditions. Early studies on 20 subjects show that these poses add trabecular bone strength also.
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