You probably already know that yoga can help your posture now, but a recent study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggests yoga also can also help lower the risk of Dowager's Hump in the elderly. Dowager's Hump, an abnormal outward curvature of the vertebrae of upper back, is often due to osteoporosis and is most common among elderly women (though men can get them, too.)
In a group of elderly participants, those who did yoga three times a day for six
months saw their upper spine curve lowered by about 5 percent compared
to those who did no yoga, reported the Journal of the
American Geriatrics Society.
Read more about the study.