Yoga vs Osteoporosis
With Loren M. Fishman M.D.
May 31 - June 4, 2017
Yoga has been proven to reverse osteoporosis as well as or better than the medicines produced by the major pharmaceutical companies, and has other benefits no pills can provide: better balance, improved posture, greater strength and range of motion, refined coordination, amongst others.
Dr. Fishman is a highly acclaimed physician and will lead you in the Dr. Fishman Method to learn the robust scientific support for yoga in this application, how to perform and teach the 12 proven poses, the remedial versions for people unfamiliar or unable to master the classical poses, and how to teach a 4-8 class series. You will learn how to achieve good alignment even in highly adapted postures, secure safe balance, and even distribution of forces, enabling students to work effectively in postures and enjoy them while building bone, without losing the higher aspects of a yoga practice. Peer-reviewed results of this work as well as the scoliosis section included in the course can be viewed here.
Return home with practical expertise to use yoga to build bone; and an understanding of how yoga accomplishes this, plus the option to certify as a teacher in Dr. Fishman’s Method.
The workshop will be of particular interest to yoga practitioners, yoga teachers and therapists, physical therapists, nurses, physicians and health insurance leaders.
The course is open to those wishing to certify* as teachers in Dr. Fishman’s Method as well as those who would like to take the course without examination and thus certification.
Items to bring: Loose clothing or yoga-wear.
Recommended Reading: The best preparation for the course involves acquaintance with Dr. Fishman’s and Ellen Saltonstall’s “Yoga for Osteoporosis.” W.W. Norton and Company, also available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
CE credit available for nurses and yoga teachers.
*Certified and registered teachers names and contact information will be published on Dr. Fishman’s website sciatica.org
About the Leader
Loren Fishman, MD, B. Phil.,(oxon.) is one of the few physicians practicing medicine who incorporates yoga into his regular treatment protocols and offers patients individual yoga therapy. He has completed peer-reviewed studies into the efficacy of yoga for medical conditions, including osteoporosis, rotator cuff tear, scoliosis, ocular pressure and other conditions. In Pulitzer Prize-winning William […]Learn more about Loren M. Fishman M.D.
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