Scoliosis is a unique condition that affects approximately seven million people in the United States. The abnormal curvature of the spine may lead to, difficulty in breathing, physical disfigurement, immense pain, and possible progression of the curve.
Yoga, as a form of physical exercise, involves postures or “asanas”, controlled breathing and mindful awareness. It combines the development of the mind, body and spirit and is widely practiced as a way of living with an overarching goal for a healthful mind and body.
While it cannot reverse the effects of scoliosis, scoliosis patients have found that yoga can help strengthen core muscles that support the spine and in some cases decrease their pain and discomfort. If you have been diagnosed with scoliosis, trying these 3 poses can strengthen and stretch your muscles, as well as improve your breathing awareness.
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, VIRGINIA SPINE INSTITUTE’S PARTNER IN SPINAL HEALTH, VIRGINIA THERAPY & FITNESS CENTER, OFFERS ON-SITE YOGA CLASSES.