After the age of 40 our bone mass decreases at a rate of roughly 1 % each year and in some cases leads to osteoporosis.
We can slow down the rate of bone loss and build new bone by doing weight bearing exercises.
The stress on the bones leads to calcium being deposited and this kick starts the bone forming cells into action.
Yoga is a fantastic way to keep your bones healthy and strong.
Standing poses help with hip and leg strength and arm balancing helps with wrist and arm strength.
So the next time you step onto your mat, think about how amazing your body is and how you are helping to keep yourself healthy and strong.