That means that osteoporosis affects almost everyone reaching middle age. Osteoporosis weakens the bones by making them porous and thin, which can eventually lead to a broken hip, broken arm, etc.
The weight - based exercices you do in yoga, prevent osteoporosis by strenghtening your bones. In the pose in the picture above or Inclined Plane Pose, the entire body weight is lifted from the arms. The arms are particularly vulnerable to loose bone density when aging.
As everyone knows, strong bones require calcium. Our body adds up his calcium levels mainly trough food. However, when we are stressed and have too much cortisol in the body, our bones can still loose their density even if we eat all the right foods. Scientific studies show that practicing yoga can lower your stress levels by 40 percent.
Your body is like a well-oiled machine. The older we get; the more our body needs to move to keep everything running smoothly. So it doesn't really matter what kind of exercice you incorporate in your lifestyle, just keep your machine up and running!