Yoga for Bone Health: Upper Body

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.9 (36 votes)
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This gentle hatha yoga class for seniors teaches you how to do yoga in a way that is safe if you have osteoporosis, or helps prevent you from getting osteoporosis. David teaches you how to take care of your body as you get older by doing poses that help prevent and relieve muscle tightness and soreness, joint pain, arthritis, neck pain and headaches. You may also want to check out David's Yoga for Bone Health: Lower Body.

Equipment: Strap
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Seniors


mbschaefer 2 months ago

I’ve been doing research and just took a PT class for osteoporosis. The experts I’m following say no forward bending especially if you have osteoporosis in spine which I do. I love your classes and I can adapt these poses, but I’m concerned that many may not have that knowledge. Please be sure it’s appropriate for those of us with osteoporosis. Thank you

David Procyshyn 2 months ago

Ok, thanks for the feedback. My impression was that the forward bends were gentle enough not to pose any risks.

FrannyJ1 2 months ago

Thank you David! A great help for mobility and release - counting on it to help my bones, too!

huma 4 months ago

my mum has osteoarthritis, and I am looking for my classes like this for her, could you help? This class is a bit of a challenge, as she has to stand for so long.. but she has persevered.
i'm afraid she cant sit on the floor, but can sit on a chair.

Any pointers would be welcomed.

David Procyshyn 4 months ago

Hi there. Have you tried searching using the Style filter? Choose Yoga for Seniors and click Apply. There are two in particular that might be good for her. My Yoga for Seniors: Improve Strength, Flexibility and Balance I and II, although they could also be a bit too challenging. The others are my two chair yoga classes, which you will find on page two.

Ritasans 4 months ago

Wonderful soft stretch practice. Thank you, David, for explaining it so thoroughly.

sng4ever 7 months ago

great for YTT
David is so good and explaining everything

Chickadeez 10 months ago

I definitely love the way this feels. I will be adding this in regularly. Mahalo!

FrancieB 10 months ago

Thank you so much for making classes for people with osteoporosis. I really appreciate this. I hope you can feel my gratitude :)

stephleest 1 year ago

I'm 35yo and have been doing yoga for years. This gentle upper body stretching felt great this morning when i was feeling sore from yesterday's workout.
This class is straight-forward (no yoga jargon used here) and accessible to everyone. As David mentions, owning a mat and strap is not necessary, since you can replace the strap with anything rope-like that's about 4 feet long.