Yoga for Osteoporosis

Ref: C2346330

Yoga will help to lubricate joints and keep them moving smoothly; improve strength, flexibility, balance, co-ordination, endurance, muscle mass, agility and energy level - all important for adults with osteoporosis. Your 'approach' to yoga and 'how' you practise will also help you to develop an increased level of awareness, which in turn will lead to practising with an increased attentiveness to your body - getting to know yourself by listening to your body's feedback and responding appropriately. The course is suitable for all ages, for beginners and those who already practise yoga. Each week there is a simple, step by step guided practice where we work on a variety of postures which are adapted and modified. The practices and techniques include slow, gentle, straightforward movements; breathing techniques and relaxation. What Yoga can do for you: Improve posture Create better balance Increase range of movement Make you stronger Alleviate stress & anxiety

Course aim

To introduce Yoga's gentle, low impact movements ideal for those with osteopenia, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers
  • Approach: * Keep a positive attitude and an eagerness to move forward * Be open and curious * Take your time to observe and reflect This will ensure a greater understanding of the yoga practice.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • co-ordinate movements with the breath
  • practise safely adapting to individual needs
  • learn breathing techniques for relaxation
  • learn postures to soothe the body
  • learn when and how to rest

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Check with your doctor before joining the course to make sure it's suitable. It is important to listen to your body and not to ignore painful warning signs and to observe instructions on safety or technique at all times. Helpful props: yoga mat (essential) a simple chair blankets, blocks

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Yoga for Osteoporosis

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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