Dr. Loren M. Fishman of Columbia University has been gathering evidence for years, hoping to determine whether yoga might be effective therapy for osteoporosis.

Yoga enthusiasts link the practice to a long list of health benefits, including greater flexibility and range of motion, stronger muscles, better posture and balance, reduced emotional and physical stress, and increased self-awareness and self-esteem. Click here to continue reading.

Listen to a podcast from glasshalffull.online about providing yoga for people with disabilities with our very own teacher JoAnn Lyons.

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This is an excerpt from an article from Do You Yoga about Accessible Yoga. PYC was the #2 organization mentioned in the article. 

Piedmont Yoga Community caters to a wide variety of students, some whom arrive in wheelchairs, using walkers, canes, or crutches as well as those with invisible special needs. Some of their current students are paraplegics, many with esoteric autoimmune diseases, others who have post polio syndrome, cerebral palsy, fibromyalgia, osteogenesis imperfecta, scleroderma, hip or knee replacements, cancer, traumatic brain injury, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, neuropathy, and other side effects from diabetes.

No one is ever turned away for lack of funds, and so teachers and assistants are mostly volunteering their time.

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