"Yoga vs Osteoporosis DVD"

Dr. Fishman’s 741 patient 10 year study demonstrated that the twelve poses in this DVD safely and effectively build bone, reversing the bone-weakening effects of osteoporosis.

For the study, see “Twelve Minute Yoga Regimen Reverses Osteoporotic Bone Loss.” Topics in Geriatric Medicine November 5, 2015. do 10.1097/TGR.0000000000000085

To purchase the DVD, click “Buy Now” below.

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Spring Schedule


Low Back Pain Methods with Certification: Two weekends:

April 2-3 and April 23-24

The Yoga Collective, Manhattan

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Upcoming Fall 2016 Workshops and Beyond

Please join me at Kripalu in Lennox, MA for my Yoga for Healing workshop where I will be going through topics from my latest book, Healing Yoga, and from Yoga for Arthritis, written with Ellen Saltonstall. We will be going over the six basic kinds of joints and how they enable and limit activity.  Then we will elucidate and practice yoga for all the joints of the body,  including prominently the cervical and lumbar spine, shoulder, wrist, hips, knee and ankle.

I will be back up at Kripalu in January with Yoga for another Osteoporosis which will be followed by a module led by Terry Schaff. We are introducing certification for Yoga for Osteoporosis and both of these modules will be required for those who wish to be certified.  Hope to see you there! Happy Fall!

Yoga for Osteoporosis

With Terry Schaff

For medical professionals, yoga teachers and therapists, yoga practitioners at all levels, and people living with osteoporosis. Regain and maintain healthy bone strength with a 12-pose, 12-minute yoga sequence that has proven beneficial for combating osteoporosis and osteopenia. We will offer an understanding of:

  • The anatomy and physiology of bone cells and the ongoing cycle of bone growth and loss
  • Why these particular poses enhance bone health, improve balance and strength, increase range of motion, refine coordination, and lower anxiety
  • The scientific basis of the yoga postures in this practice, supported by peer-reviewed publications and books.

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New e-book - Piriformis Syndrome

My new e-book “Piriformis Syndrome” with the anatomy, pathology, conventional and yoga-treatment is available - CLICK HERE

Clinical Study

Sciatica and Buttock Pain
Randomized, Controlled, Double-Blinded

Qualified patients may receive free botulinum injections and 12 sessions of physical therapy without cost. Qualified patients with buttock pain and/or sciatica for whom the reasonable cause of these complaints is the piriformis muscle will be given either botulinum toxin or placebo. Interested parties should call (212) 472-0077 or fill out the forms below and send them to Nimmi@sciatica.org or mail them to Loren M. Fishman, MD, 1009 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10028.

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7 Health Benefits of Yoga for Guys
The word yoga may conjure up images of super-limber women in leggings twisting their bodies into impossible poses. But stereotypes aside, yoga offers a variety of health benefits for men as well as women. Loren M. Fishman, MD, medical director of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and an assistant clinical professor at Columbia Medical School, studied yoga in India, has written about it as a valuable addition to traditional medical treatment, and uses it in his rehabilitation practice to help with neurological and musculoskeletal problems.

Peer Reviewed: Very Short-Term Practice of a Simple Yoga Pose Reduces Adolescent Scoliosis By Almost Half
Newswise — A basic yoga pose, done for an average of only 1.5 minutes a day, six days a week for two months, reduced idiopathic scoliosis curves for adolescent and adult patients an average of 32% in the first peer-reviewed published clinical trial studying yoga for the reduction of scoliosis curves.

Yoga Causes Surprising Number of Injuries - ABC NEWS
World News with Diane Sawyer reporter, Lindsey Davis interviews Dr. Loren Fishman and our yoga therapist Cathy Lilly.

Dr. Fishman's audio tapes on yoga treatment for rotator cuff and for osteoporosis/osteopenia - NOW AVAILABLE:

Dr. Loren Fishman: Yoga for Low Back Pain - Secrets to Safely Relieving and Preventing Back Pain

Creating a Safe Yoga Practice - Keys to Preventing and Healing Shoulder Injuries with Dr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall

Sciatica – pain, weakness, numbness, and other discomfort along the path of the sciatic nerve – often accompanies low back pain, which afflicts every adult from time to time, costing billions of dollars in healthcare and more lost days of work than anything but the common cold. Low back pain and sciatica can baffle physicians and other medical professionals, arising without warning and continuing for long periods of time.

Sciatica is a symptom of a problem at some point along the sciatic nerve rather than an ailment in and of itself. A herniated disc in the back, spinal stenosis and piriformis syndrome are medical disorders that can cause sciatica. Individuals who have sciatica are often crippled by it, and are driven to seek relief from conventional medical treatment, alternative therapies, and "miracle" cures.

Our aim is to promote understanding for healthcare professionals and for the general public by providing access to basic scientific and practical information which may help with diagnostic and treatment decisions involving sciatica. We also perform research studies to learn more about diagnosis, treatment and prevention of this ubiquitous condition.

We hope this site is helpful. It is for your information, but is not intended to replace a physician's examination and subsequent advice. Please consult a physician before embarking on any course of diagnosis or treatment.