Across Women's Lives
Part 1: Yoga and the Menstrual Cycle
Contact me to schedule this workshop.
The natural cycles of a woman’s life involve physiological, metabolic and emotional changes that the yoga practice can support and nurture.
In this workshop, you will learn about the concepts behind and experience the practice for PMS symptoms as well as understand how to modify your asana practice during, and immediately following menstruation.
Learning to tune in to the sensations of your cycle and practicing poses that help ease pain, strain, tension, fatigue and achiness, you will discover or refine your understanding of the power of the yoga practice for this essential part of your life.
Part 2 : Yoga for Bone Health
Sunday, February 3rd
2:00 pm in Newton Studio
The natural cycles of women's lives involve physiological, metabolic, and emotional changes that affect our overall well-being. Bone health in particular is at risk as we age, with peak bone mass formed in our 20’s and declining for a host of reasons. Over 54 million Americans have low bone density, and one in 2 women age 50 and over will experience a fracture that is the result of bone loss.
Recent studies have shown that, practiced with certain considerations, yoga poses can help build bone mass and even stem bone loss. Other benefits include improved strength, joint mobility and balance, which in turn reduce the risk of falling, the number one risk factor for those with osteoporosis or osteopenia.
This workshop will provide:
An overview of osteoporosis
Considerations and concepts for practice
An application of those concepts through a sample practice of poses to build muscle and bone, improve posture, balance and strength.
Whether you are a long-time practitioner or relatively new to the practice, this workshop will give you the insights, information and experience to enhance your yoga practice in the studio and at home.
Rosie Richardson is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and Certified Yoga Therapist. She herself has Osteoporosis, a diagnosis which gave her the opportunity to research the topic and increase the intelligence with which she practices and teaches.