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Debunking Bone Health & Yoga - FREE WEBINAR January 23rd

Join Petra Coveney & Dr Andrew McGonigle for a FREE webinar and discussion debunking some commonly held claims and misconceptions about yoga & Bone health. This is especially important for ALL yoga teachers working with people who have osteoporosis and osteopenia, which increases post menopause.

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Debunking Bone Health & Yoga - FREE WEBINAR January 23rd
Debunking Bone Health & Yoga - FREE WEBINAR January 23rd

Time & Location

23 Jan 2024, 19:00 – 20:00 GMT

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About The Event

Join Petra Coveney & Dr Andrew McGonigle for a FREE webinar and discussion debunking  some commonly held  claims and misconceptions about yoga & Bone health. This is especially important for ALL yoga teachers working with people who have osteoporosis and osteopenia, which increases in risk post menpause.

DATE: Tuesday January 23rd 2024.

TIME: 7pm UK timezone.

This webinar is FREE to attend live online, but to receive a recording afterwards please pay £10.00 GBP HERE.

Can Yoga build bone density? What yoga poses, style of yoga or duration of practice? And where is the evidence for this?

Yoga teachers have relied for many year on research that has now been called into question. This can be challenging to us both as yoga teachers and practitioners who practise yoga for our own health and wellbeing.

According to the international osteoporosis society, yoga has many benefits  in terms of bone health and osteoporosis - but we cannot claim to be building bone density. 

In this webinar, Dr Andrew McGonigle will debunk the claims and misconceptions about bone health and Petra Coveney will shed light on the real benefits of yoga for people post menopause.

Dr Andrew McGonigle is a medically trained doctor, internationally acclaimed anatomy trainer, yoga teacher, and writer. He runs online Anatomy and Physiology Applied to Yoga courses supported by his books:

'Supporting Yoga Students with Common Injuries and Conditions’ and 'The Physiology of Yoga.'

www.doctor-yogi.com

Instagram: @doctoryogi1

Petra will talk about what practices can help people with osteopenia (weakening bones) and how this needs to be different to what we offer people with osteoporosis (reduced bone density). 

However, yoga is of great value for:

- Reducing stress

- Imporving sleep 

- Balance to prevent falling and fractures.

- Proprioception (spatial awareness)

- Interoception (mind body connection)

- muscle tone and flexibility.

- mobility

- releasing joint and muscle pain.

- community and confidence.

And there's more.... join me as I share some insights, new skills and integrating weight lifting, Pilates and Somatic movement.

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