Category Archives: Physical Well

Yoga Strengthens Bones…

An unpublished study done at California State University, LA, found that six months of yoga, focusing on standing poses, significantly increased bone density in the vertebrae in 18 women between the ages of 18-65, compared to the control group, who maintained their usual physical activity. In addition, yoga’s documented ability to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol may help keep calcium in the bones because excess cortisol both decreases bone formation and increases its breakdown. (source: Timothy McCall, M.D.)

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Yoga Improves Function of the Feet…

The feet are the foundation of good posture. When they aren’t working properly, it can lead to problems in the ankles, knees, hips, lower back, and beyond. Many common foot problems, like fallen arches, can be improved and sometimes even corrected by regular practice of standing poses. (source: Timothy McCall, M.D.)

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