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The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects that yoga techniques have on low bone mineral density levels in women post-menopause. Previous research and studies have seen a positive impact that yoga has had on improving bone mineral density levels in women post-menopause, who are facing osteopenia and osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is defined as –1 to –2.5 Standard Deviations (SD) below the mean for young, healthy adults. Different forms of yoga have seen to be impactful, however Hatha yoga has the most positive effects. Focusing on building bone strength even after menopause, which breaks down the bones in females, can be impactful in decreasing the risks of osteoporosis later in life. This study involved 62participants,divided into a Hatha yoga Group (n = 31) and a Control Group (n=31).Bone Mineral Density (BMD) levels were measured using a DEXA(Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) scan, and a T-score was to be derived from this.

Publication Date

Spring 2021


Boiling Springs, NC


Medicine and Health Sciences | Movement and Mind-Body Therapies | Rehabilitation and Therapy | Sports Sciences

Effectiveness of Hatha Yoga on Bone Mineral Density Levels in Postmenopausal Women