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Dr. Loren Fishman

  This Yoga After 50 New York Times piece that’s been floating around the past few days had us immediately thinking, Yoga after 50? Was there ever a question? In fact, the very image of Sally O’Malley’s springy, “I’m 50! 50 years old!” came to mind. Because, of course, that’s what fit and lively 50+ [...]


Remember all that fuss over yoga ‘wrecking your body’ and such? Ouch! This could easily be dubbed the year of “bend it til it breaks” with much debate and controversy surrounding William J. Broad’s book The Science of Yoga: The Risks and Rewards and other scandalous mentionables.

While the bedlam has since died down, yoga injuries are still very much a hot topic and something we should all feel free to discuss. YogaUOnline thinks so and will be hosting a free online telesummit called ‘Yoga Injuries: Facts and Fiction’ featuring some heavy hitters in the yoga and medical fields.


Through our odd, yet fortunate adventures in yoga blogging we’ve encountered more than a few ways that yoga has positively affected people’s lives. Yoga is for everyone, and for many it can be a powerful source for healing and relief.


Can yoga prevent or even reverse the thinning bones of osteopenia and osteoporosis? In this interview, Dr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall, co-authors of Yoga for Osteoporosis, discuss these questions and talk about some of the important precautions yoga teachers should be aware of when teaching yoga to people with osteopenia or osteoporosis. *Dr. Fishman [...]


Them bones, them bones… Self-care. Now that’s something you don’t hear often in the medical world. Just when you thought yoga was only for nimble-bodied hula hoopers and fire twirlers, there’s news that the practice can help folks with an old pain the bones: osteporosis. The New York Times reports that yoga therapy can actually prevent [...]


In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna tells Arjuna, “On this path no effort is wasted, no gain is ever reversed.” A comforting thought when we’re nose first in crow pose – dust off the schnoz and try to fly again! But what about when those wings get a little damaged in flight? Yes, injuries are difficult [...]