This class is held once monthly Thursdays 6:00-7:30 p.m. Special emphasis will be on individuals at risk for or diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis.
Please note that you must have previously attended a workshop or this class in order to attend. The next workshop will January 9. Contact us to get on the list for January.
Monthly classes $12
A typical class will include:
MENTAL IMAGERY -"pretend you are 2 inches taller" is one of four postural images.
STIE SPECIFIC WARM-UPS- these weight bearing exercises directly target the prime areas of restriction and weakness and increase a bone's density by contracting and thus strengthening the muscles that attach to that bone.
BALANCE -We will work on postures to increase our balance to help prevent falls.
GENTLE YOGA POSTURES - We will explore safe
yoga postures and learn the moves and postures that are contraindicated for osteopenia or osteoporosis.
WALKING - Walking is a weight-bearing activity and helps combat osteoporosis, that is, if you walk properly. We will explore proper alignment while walking.
SCAPULAR STABILIZATION -we will strengthen the muscles between the shoulder blades which are important for good body alignment and good posture. We will be using a resistance band and will explore seated, standing and lying on your back exercises.
ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING -We will explore safe posture and movements for:
Sitting, standing, housework, gardening, yardwork, pet care, etc.
DEEP BREATHING TECHNIQUES
We will learn deep abdominal breathing and proper breathing while holding the postures and contracting or stretching a muscle.
RELAXATION TECHINQUES- A guided relaxation will refresh you.
MEDITATION- be in the present moment
Here is what a student has to say about this class:
"Each class is a gentle reminder that My daily routines and activities are key for my health. In a joyful environment, we learn posture, balance and strength building practices to use every day to promote our own healthy bones."