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Exciting news for yogis, and inspiration to start a practice if you haven’t. A new, 10-year study on 741 people found that doing yoga every day or every other day improved bone density. The participants were older — the average age when the study started was 68 — and 83 percent of them had osteoporosis or a precursor to osteoporosis.

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By Korin Miller

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Here are the poses they were asked to do daily:

  • Tree
  • Triangle
  • Warrior II
  • Side-angle
  • Twisted triangle
  • Locust
  • Bridge
  • Supine hand-to-foot I
  • Supine hand-to-foot II
  • Straight-legged twist
  • Bent-knee twist
  • Corpse pose

Participants followed a DVD and held each pose for 30 seconds. Altogether, the whole routine took just 12 minutes to do.


Yahoo Health: Just 12 Minutes of Daily Yoga Can Be Good for Your Bones

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