Placing your hands on the forward slope of the Egg protects your wrists
If you suffer from brittle bones, many activities are off-limits. Rock climbing. Sumo wrestling. Tackle football. Even walking can be challenging, what with all those curbs and sidewalk cracks as potentially lethal obstacles. Luckily, there is one activity that can not only strengthen your entire body, but can also protect you from osteoporosis: yoga.
Yoga serves the body in several ways. Yoga can combat stress. A consistent yoga practice gives your body the opportunity to stretch and rest. It can stimulate your bones to retain calcium, assuming you’re getting enough to begin with. (Adequate amounts of calcium—1000 mgs daily, 1500 after menopause—are critical to healthy bones.) Yoga does all this through its weight-bearing poses like arm balances, inversions, and standing poses. Yoga engages your whole skeleton.
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