Dr. Loren Fishman's Recorded Webinars

Many of these were given without cost during the COVID - 19 Pandemic

Yoga for Anxiety

Anxiety can be effectively managed through breathing and Hatha Yoga. Loren Fishman, MD documents yoga's efficacy, explains how it works, and then teaches the breathing and asana that are accessible to just about everyone.


Yoga for Arthritis Vol. 1

All synovial (movable) joints have the same elements, but they are quite differently arranged for, e.g., the hip and the knee. In this volume we focus on those two joints.


Yoga for Arthritis Vol. 2

The first problem is determining that it really is arthritis. Then the idea is relieve the pain and limitations of movement, and provide for future improvement.

This session focuses on the shoulder.


Yoga for Arthritis Vol. 3

Although the hands and feet have similar embryological origins and structure, their functions are completely different: the feet are for support; the hands' virtue is their dexterity.

Helpful yoga for these parts respects the anatomy but focuses on restoring and preserving their function.  


Yoga for Arthritis Vol. 4

Arthritis affects the cervical spine quite differently from the way it hurts and limits range of motion in the lumbar spine, and the sacroiliac joint is still another matter.  

We also approach ankylosing spondylitis and movement after certain spinal surgeries here.


Avoiding Yoga Injuries

Reviewing the dynamics of popular and challenging yoga poses shows straightforward ways to do and work around their pitfalls.



Sciatica and low back pain are symptoms. To find effective treatment it is essential to identify the symptoms' cause. Dr. Fishman breaks down the seven principal causes of back pain, explains how they work, and teaches the yoga to abolish or at least sharply diminish the pain.

He has used these methods to treat more than 24,000 patients in his office, and continues to do so. He is also currently working on an NIH grant that enables him to see appropriate patients without cost.


Balance: Strength vs. Flexibility - Tensions in Yoga and Elsewhere

Strength and flexibility both contribute, through propr coordination, to balance and even grace. These apparent opposites can be resolved through coordination when they appear in life and philosophy.


Yoga for the Hips and Knees Vol. 1

In this volume we describe the essential anatomy of both joints and outline the main problems with each.


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Yoga for Hips and Knees Vol 2

When it comes to range of motion, the hip is second only to the shoulder, yet its function is supportive. The great ranges through which it moves increase our mobility in walking, running, turning and in just about everything we do. But these wide capacities also make it vulnerable to osteoarthritis and a number of other ailments which yoga can alleviate.

However yoga itself is implicated in FAI, femoroacetabular impingement, and thus yoga must be practiced according to guidelines that are also part of this presentation. 


Yoga for Hips and Knees - Session 3 (of 4)

The knee joint is more complex than the hip, comprising three bones, each moving through muscles attached to at least one of the other two bones. The soft tissues, the cartilage, ligaments and tendons, are subject to many forces and many problems which we outline and approach in this session.


Yoga for Insomnia

Simple yoga poses - done in bed - have a 90% likelihood of helping you sleep, and helping you get back to sleep if you awaken before you are rested.


Yoga for Osteoporosis - The First Series

Loren Fishman, MD and Liz Larson go over the Beginner, Intermediate and Classical versions of 12 poses that in 12 minutes of daily practice are likely to improve your bone mineral density and bone quality.


Yoga for Osteoporosis - The Second Series

An alternative set of 12 postures in three versions: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, which are selected and designed along the same principles as the First Series, but include the wrist, and describe and demonstrate each version of each pose.  

The First Series has been demonstrated to raise bone mineral density and bone quality; this series is now being tested.

In over 150,000 hours of people using this set and the first set there have been no fractures or disc herniations or serious injuries of any kind. Over 80% of these practitioners have osteopenia or osteoporosis. Average age 68.3.



This series was selected and designed by the same principles as the first series. The first series has been demonstrated to raise bone mineral density and bone quaity; this oneis currently being tested and is likely to do the same.  

Dr. Fishman and Liz Larson go over the Beginner, Intermediate and Classical versions of each of the 12 poses although Savasana, the 12th pose, has only one form.  

This series is good for the hip, femur and lower back, just as the First Series is, but has the advantage of also focusing on the wrist - the fourth most common site of osteoporotic fracture.


Yoga for Osteoporosis - The Third Series

The final member of the "Yoga vs. Osteoporosis" series. With this 12 pose sequence and the first and second series, participants will have yoga that stimulates the femur, the hip, the lumbar spine,the wrists and the ribs - the five most common sites of osteoporosis fracture.

If you practice the First Series on Monday, and the Second Series on Tuesday, and the Third series on Wednesday, then repeat for the next three days and start again on Sunday, you'll only be repeating the sequence on the same days of the week every five weeks. This should sharpen your perceptions and refine your mindful practice, and give maximum benefit to all your bones.

The "side-effects" of yoga are better posture, finer balance, greater strength, wider ranges of motion, refined coordination, and lower anxiety. It is nearly without cost, and can be done life-long.


Yoga for Piriformis Syndrome and for Restless Legs Syndrome

Some authorities find piriformis syndrome as common as herniated disc; some say restless leg syndrome affects 10,000,000 Americans. Here you'll learn how to identify these conditions and non-invasive means to treat them.


Yoga for Scoliosis

Muscular imbalance appears to be a major cause of scoliosis. Yoga can successfully equalize these forces, which reduces the size and torque of scoliotic curves.


Yoga for the Shoulder (1)

Loren Fishman, MD describes the common conditions that affect the shoulder, and shows you the poses that can help.

Included is his well-known treatment for rotator cuff syndrome.


Yoga for Stability - Flexibility:

Strength can actually help improve your flexibility; flexibility contributes to the grace that only strength can guarrantee. This video goes into detail with a number of asana.


Waist Management

Overweight is implicated in heart disease, respiratory compromise, diabetes Type II, arthritis, and many other medical conditions, as well as depression and its big brother, despair. In spite of educational, medical and legislative efforts, today 2/3 of Americans are overweight. Anorexia and underweight are significant health issues as well in, e.g., osteoporosis.

This session outlines the difficulties facing anyone who would change their weight, and gives several yoga and yoga-like long-term solutions.