Bone Health

Does doing yoga reverse bone loss? You decide.

Loren Fishman, M.D. & others have PROVEN yoga improves bone mineral density, reverses osteoporosis and strengthens healthy bones. The poses are nothing new - it’s the methodology that matters!

Check out the study results from the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine here.

EVIDENCE as it relates to me (Nancy Sessoms):

DEXA scans on the same machine:

  • Dec. 17, 2019: Lumbar -2.8; Femoral Neck -2.1; Total Hip -1.4

  • Jan. 18, 2021 (13 mos. later): Lumbar -2.4; Femoral Neck -2; Total Hip -1.4

After one year of practicing Dr. Fishman’s 12 poses my scan shows improvement! Osteoporosis downgraded to osteopenia!!!

Learn these poses for yourself - bone density matters!!!

I am certified by Dr. Fishman to teach his method of all 3 variations of the poses (beginner, intermediate, and classical).

Want to get started? There are several ways to do so.

Virtual Yoga for Bone Health (6-week series)

Yoga for Bone Health is a targeted practice developed by Loren Fishman, MD. It is designed to maintain a healthy skeleton, strengthen posture, and improve balance. Offered through Zoom and taught by Nancy Sessoms. Class size is limited to provide participants meaningful feedback. In this series you will be guided through all three variations of eleven poses and discover which stage is safe but effective for you at this time. The twelfth pose is savasana. The poses can be adapted for all levels of physical ability. $130 for all 6 sessions (75 mins each).

Private Sessions

Another option is to schedule private sessions with Nancy (virtual or in-studio).

Virtual Maintenance Sessions

If you have already been trained in Dr. Fishman's method and would like to continue the momentum towards reversing osteoporotic bone loss, then our Bone Renewal series is for you. You will focus on improving alignment, depth of your poses, and hold time. Poses from Dr. Fishman's second series of poses may be taught as well.

Offered through Zoom and taught by Nancy Sessoms. Class size is limited so that you will receive meaningful feedback and there will be time for questions and answers.

Provided there is sufficient participation, bi-monthly classes are planned. If you are participating in Dr. Fishman's current study, your participation in these sessions meets the requirement to work with a certified teacher twice a month.

For information, contact Nancy at peace@gloucesteryoga.com.