Yoga for Treatment and Prevention of Scoliosis in March

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Learn how to prevent, reverse or support scoliosis while maintaining condition without surgery!  Plus considerations for children and adolescents. Join us to find out more.

Scoliosis is defined as a curvature of the spine in the frontal plane of more than 10 degrees on a standing radiograph (X-ray) and, especially in the early stages, can be very difficult to diagnose with physical examination alone. Scoliosis is not a fatal illness, but it can have a significant impact on health, well-being and function. Early screening remains important and, together with the professional societies in pediatrics and scoliosis surgery, we continue to strongly recommend regular back screening for all children.

While we often think of scoliosis as a childhood disorder, studies looking for scoliosis in adults have found rates between 12 and 20 percent.  One study, looking at healthy adults over the age of 60, detected scoliosis in 68%.  It’s clear that the rate of scoliosis actually increases with age.

Exercises can help improve scoliosis. Exercises are beneficial for general health and back pain when done safely. We will learn the healthy movements of Yoga postures for home practice.

Comprehensive overview covers:
Definition of Scoliosis, types, common symptoms, main cause, early signs & options.

In this session you will receive the following:

  • Anatomy, road mapping and changes. You are “how you move” tips to permanently change the skeletal system (disorders, muscular) symmetrical movement through traction, proper alignment, & more.
  • Disorders that can be caused by trauma, poor posture, and overuse of your body.
  • Generic information on what can you do to cope with scoliosis. 
  • Sleep position.
  • Establishing discipline and self-care : commitment, maintaining boundaries for consistency with no exception.
  • Emotional issues that manifest in the body. Useful breathing techniques and meditation.
  • Pain and how yoga can help.
  • Proper language to use with scoliosis.

Please bring:
Yoga mat, 2 hand towels, 2 blocks, 1 strap, and a small pillow.

“You can’t prevent trauma, but you can take good care of your posture.”

When: 3/24 (Sunday), 1-3 p.m.
Location: Optimum Health Studio
Fee: $25
RSVP by 3/20/19