|Yoga for Scoliosis
I was diagnosed with an 'S' shaped structural
scoliosis at the age of 14 which I endured into my twenties,
when to my incredible good fortune Yoga entered my life.
This ancient discipline gave me an instantaneous, huge release
of physical and emotional tension.
Unfortunately, I subsequently
suffered a car accident in 2008, which left me with a whiplash
injury to the thoracic spine. Yoga helped me manage the
condition, but I turned a corner when I undertook Yoga for
Scoliosis with Elise Browning Miller. This generated a catalytic
release in the stuck muscles in my middle back and the pain
from the injury dissolved!
I enjoyed a wonderful feeling of lightness, and a
substantial "felt" and visible improvement to the symmetry and
alignment of my back. I continue to maintain my spinal freedom
with daily practice of Yoga for Scoliosis. My experience has
inspired me to teach Yoga for Scoliosis to children and
Yoga for Scoliosis
Each One- to- One Session is carefully tailored to your
unique curve/s, and age. It is a combination of physical Hatha
Yoga postures, breathing techniques (Pranayama) and deep
Yoga for Scoliosis will help you to achieve more
symmetrical alignment to your body, as "the body with
Scoliosis has developed a highly sophisticated compensating
'act' and it can also learn a more refined symmetrical 'act'
with proper instruction" (Elise Browning Miller)
This is achieved by stretching muscles that have become
tight and perhaps painful, and strengthening muscles that have
become weak. The body's posture can then become more
effortless using the bone structure instead of over- worked
muscles to hold itself up. For Scoliosis sufferers, this
type of Yoga practice will help ease pain, improve posture and
strengthen muscles to support the spine.
Practising Yoga for Scoliosis gives hope that we
can empower ourselves by doing something positive to improve
our condition and quality of life.
"I am always happy with the smallest
improvement. I do not try to reach ultimate perfection but
only the little perfection of every day."
(Sparks of Divinity); BKS Iyengar
||Click here to see an article from the
New York Post on
how Yoga has helped an 85 year old overcome Scoliosis
Click here to read an article that Gill
produced for YFNI on Scoliosis