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Posts Tagged ‘bones’

Getting my calcium & vitamin D

The other day I had a doctor’s appointment to establish the new doctor/new patient relationship. As we discussed my health history my doctor (who I think is great) asked me what supplements I take. I told her I take melatonin to help with sleep. I also take Tums for the calcium. (I started taking calcium […]


Yoga anatomy

Last night in yoga teacher training class we learned about bones, muscles, joints, connective tissue, etc. It was fascinating and I learned so much. It’s A LOT of information. But Baxter broke it down and made it easy to learn (and hopefully remember). We had Pat, our skeleton, along with two huge diagrams on the […]


Weight baring yoga poses and osteoporosis

In Baxter’s yoga class the other day we focused on poses that can help the effects of osteoporosis and osteopenia. I find it fascinating that weight baring exercises, yoga included, can reverse the effects of these conditions. In a Livestrong article titled, Osteopenia & Yoga, Loren Fishman, physician, author and creator of the website Sciatica.org, […]