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'Bones for Life' Feldenkrais-based techniques to improve bone health during menopause.

  1. 'Bones for Life' Feldenkrais-based techniques to improve bone health during Menopause. Clarissa Kristjansson 45:03

This episode of the Thriving Thru Menopause podcast unpacks the connection between Menopause, bone density, and holistic health approaches. From understanding the impact of perimenopause on osteoporosis to learning simple yet effective exercises for bone strength, Clarissa and her guest, Helen Davis, offer holistic insights into managing health transitions.

In this episode, Clarissa and Helen discuss osteoporosis and the importance of supporting bone health during Menopause.

Helen shares her personal experience with perimenopause and how it led to her diagnosis of osteoporosis. They also explore the limitations of traditional medical advice and the need for individual research and decision-making.

Helen introduces the Bones for Life method based on the Feldenkrais Method and focuses on dynamic movement and postural alignment to improve bone density and strength.

They highlight the benefits of weight-bearing activity and proper alignment for bone health. Improving posture alignment is crucial for overall health, including bone density, breathing, and pelvic floor function. It can also enhance confidence and a sense of possibility.

Poor posture can lead to injuries and negate the benefits of strength training. Simple exercises like aligning the neck and bouncing on heels can make a significant difference. Walking every day and incorporating bouncing exercises into daily routines are key habits for supporting bone health.

Helen Davis offers an Introduction to Bones for Life course, providing an opportunity to explore this practice at one’s own pace.

Takeaways

* Perimenopause symptoms can be overlooked or misdiagnosed, leading to delayed treatment and potential health issues.

* Individual research and decision-making are important when considering treatment options for osteoporosis.

* The Bones for Life method, based on the Feldenkrais Method, focuses on dynamic movement and postural alignment to improve bone density and strength.

* Weight-bearing activity and proper alignment are key factors in maintaining bone health.

* Cultural practices like those found in Africa and Asia that involve carrying weight on the head and jumping may contribute to stronger bones. Posture alignment is essential for overall health and can impact bone density, breathing, and pelvic floor function.

* Poor posture can lead to injuries and negate the benefits of strength training.

* Simple exercises like aligning the neck and bouncing on heels can improve posture and support bone health.

* Walking every day and incorporating bouncing exercises into daily routines are effective habits for maintaining bone health.

* Helen Davis offers an Introduction to Bones for Life course on her website, providing a self-study option for learning and practicing this approach.

Chapters

00:00 Introduction and Perimenopause Story

03:42 Diagnosis of Osteoporosis and Emotional Response

11:34 Introduction to Bones for Life Method

15:31 Learning from Cultural Practices

27:19 How Poor Posture Can Negate Strength Training Benefits

28:39 Simple Exercises for Better Posture

36:32 Walking and Bouncing for Bone Health

43:48 Introduction to Bones for Life Course

Helen Davis offers an Introduction to Bones for Life course on her website, allowing one to explore this practice at one’s own pace. https://onestepforward.today/ https://www.instagram.com/onestepforward.today/ https://www.facebook.com/onestepforward.hypnotherapy/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/helen-davis-onestepforward/

Clarissa Kristjansson https://clarissakristjansson.com/ https://www.instagram.com/thrivingthrumenopause

Get your copy of my new book Beyond Hormones: 7 Holistic Ways to Thrive Thru Menopause https://bit.ly/49XBI1a

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Clarissa Kristjansson Independant Podcaster

At 62 Clarissa Kristjansson knows that menopause can be positive, transformational and an upgrade in our creativity. Clarissa is an internationally recognized menopause educator, third-age women's health coach, and certified mindfulness and medical qi gong practitioner.

A neuroscientist and former corporate high-flyer it was her own perimenopause experience that set her on a different path to empower women. And by cracking open the conversation about our beliefs and behaviour we can shift the collective mindset to seeing menopause not as the end but as an opportunity for reinvention and revitalization.

She is the host of the popular Thriving Thru Menopause podcast.

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