Settle into your practice with this gentle flow that focus on taking care of your bones and supporting structures of the body. Recommended props: 1 strap, 2 blocks
''I would love two more minutes for the forward fold and flat back where the pose is altered for those who are very stiff or have spinal issues. Ya know.... bend knees, hands on knees reach top of head forward or something like this that protects lower back ??? Thanks
I was surprised to see the positions that round the upper back and thoracic area like the cat and child’s pose. Several experts on bone density, osteoporosis and osteopenia strongly suggest avoiding all these positions and deep spinal twisting.
Simple but so very beautiful & effective!
Nice morning stretch!
So enjoyed this slow flow with weights. Thank you.
Are there more classes that target bone density for osteoporotic yogis?
Jessica is great!
Nice relaxing stretch!
Currently working from home
This is a nice session to get you streched out and ready before starting your day. Not too long but rather complète and grounding
Thank you Florence. I'm on YW livestream M/W 6:00pm and Fridays 11:00am, come se me:) OC channel.
Really great class. Will definitely do this one again.
Great flow and attitude. Will definitely come back to this!
Absolutely loved this class and will add it to my regular rotation. Great work out!
Outstanding class! The best instructor, knowledgeable, great energy!!!
Thank you Linda :)
I was told by my doctor it might bevVery uncomfortable to be on my knees. I was told by another yoga student that had a knee replacement that she could not sit on her heels anymore because of the knee replacement. What are your suggestions for me to With yoga practice
Hi Jill, each case is very different. In general students of mine who've had knee replacement need padding under there knees in kneeling postures and cannot completely flex at the knees for poses such as child's pose. Just avoid pain! You can do many standing and seated poses that don't require a lot of knee flexion, perhaps this should be my next sequence on MYW:)!
I would love to see a practice modified for those with osteoporosis. I was recently diagnosed and I don't want to give up yoga. A few resources indicate I shouldn't round my back, such as in cat pose or forward fold. Hard to find practices without those! Thanks for considering one.
Will do. Weight bearing in spinal flexion is not recommended due to front vertebrae being weakened, you can use blocks in standing forward folds, focus on resistance in cat/cow - like a high-bred between the two, and straps in seated folds to focus on lengthening the vertebrae. Bets of luck and hopefully more to come:)
Melanie Lora Meltzer
Work hard in simple poses in this short class that's designed for the beginner student who doesn't like to sit still. Recommended props: 1 block
This follow up class to Jesse's For My Mom class is great for beginners who want to continue to expand their yoga practice. Recommended props: 1 block, 1 blanket, 1 strap
Give your morning a jolt with this quick practice that will get you energized for your day. Recommended props: 2 blocks
Focus on the asana and postures that serve as a doorway to the essence of yoga in this inspiring practice. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 blanket