Daily Hatha Yoga beneficial in case of Osteoporosis

Daily Hatha Yoga practice is beneficial in case of osteoporosis as per the new research study.

Yoga Pose Warrior by Celebrity Yoga Instructor Subodh Gupta in London
Yoga Pose Warrior by Celebrity Yoga Instructor Subodh Gupta in London

Another news consolidating the benefits of hatha yoga has been published in the journal Geriatric Rehabilitation.

According to the new research doing yoga every day helps in case of osteoporosis. The study took over a 10-year time period on 741 people.

Researchers measure bone density along with spine and hip X-rays at the beginning and also at the end of the study.

Subjects who practiced yoga regularly had improved bone density in the spine and femur.

Hatha Yoga Poses included were:

Tree, Triangle or Trikonasana, Warrior II, Side-angle, Twisted triangle, Locust or Shalabhasana, Bridge or Setu Bandhasana, Supine hand-to-foot, Straight-legged twist, Bent-knee twist, Corpse pose.

Participants held each hatha yoga pose for 30 seconds in this research although in normal yoga class it is recommended to hold each yoga pose for 60 seconds.

This yoga news is certainly an inspiration for others to start yoga practice because in USA alone 54 million aged 50 and older are affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass.

Study co-author and back pain specialist Loren Fishman, MD, says the more force you put on a bone, the more it reacts by building the bone — and yoga has the ability to put just enough pressure on the bones without breaking them. For more yoga related research news.