• Irene Taylor

The 2 Main Reasons We Work on our Physical Strength In Yoga

Updated: Jul 29, 2020

1. Bone strength:

Why is it important to keep our bones strong?

🧘🏻‍♀️ Our bones are living structures and are constantly being re-created.

🧘🏻‍♀️ Strong bones give our body structure

🧘🏻‍♀️ Strong bones protect our organs

🧘🏻‍♀️ Strong bones anchor muscles

🧘🏻‍♀️ Strong bones store calcium for the use of our cells and preventing injury.

Most men and women reach their maximum bone density at around age 30.

For women you can lose bone density rapidly in the few years after menopause start.

Low bone density can lead to Osteoporosis (weakening of the bones)

What can we do to promote strong bones?

Doing weight bearing exercises like Yoga, eating a nutrient rich diet including calcium and getting the right amount of vitamin D.

2. Muscle strength:

Why is it important to keep our muscles strong?

🧘🏻‍♀️ Strong muscles increase ability to do simple everyday tasks without getting tired.

🧘🏻‍♀️ Strong muscles let you move your body freely.

🧘🏻‍♀️ Strong muscles help to keep our joints in good shape and free of injury.

🧘🏻‍♀️ Strong muscles help you keep your balance so you are less likely to trip or fall causing an injury.

🧘🏻‍♀️ Strong muscles enable good body posture.

🧘🏻‍♀️ Strong muscles keep ligaments, tendons and bones strong.

What can we do to promote strong muscles?

Working our muscles in physical exercise like Yoga, rest and a healthy balanced diet all help to keep our muscles healthy.

Also, always remember balance is the key. Yoga is about creating that balance and in this case, balance between strength and flexibility.

Next week I talk about flexibility.

But for now happy strengthening!

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