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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
Here are the poses they were asked to do daily:
- Warrior II
- Twisted triangle
- 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.
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