Besides being good for physical health, yoga is well known for mental health as a means of meditation. But it turns out, behind a myriad of benefits, research has found that some yoga movements can bring harm that is not playful for people with osteoporosis or osteopenia. Additionally, you can also Join our yoga health and physical education in DVD, so you can know more about yoga moves, especially if you want to lose weight.
Research published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that certain yoga poses turned out to be dangerous for people with osteoporosis or osteopenia. This is because some yoga movements can trigger bone and tissue injuries.
Reporting from the International Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis is a condition when bone density is reduced so that it tends to be porous and easily fragile. As a result, the risk of fractures will increase. While osteopenia is a condition that occurs when the bone loses its mass and gradually weakens. The condition usually occurs when bones lack calcium.
To find out the clear relationship between yoga and bone injury in people with osteoporosis, researchers conducted a study on 89 people. In the study, some participants were beginners in yoga while others were truly proficient. However, all of them have one thing in common, namely pain in the back, neck, shoulders, hips or knees.
Based on the data obtained, there are 12 yoga poses that cause or worsen the appearance of the pain. Apparently, most bending positions are one of the causes of pain. The results showed that there were three major injuries that are usually experienced due to yoga, namely bone injury, soft tissue, and joints.
The final conclusion states that certain yoga poses have caused 29 types of bone injuries. The injuries that occur include the decreased function of the spinal disc (disc), degenerate spine, and broken bones. This is because some yoga poses exert excessive pressure on the disc and spine (vertebra).