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The Scoliosis-Osteoporosis Connection

By | October 9th, 2012|Healthy Posture, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis|

I did a week-long training this August with Elise Miller, a long-time yoga teacher who specializes in teaching Yoga for Scoliosis.  I’ve referred to her before in my blog post from April, 2010 (“Reduce Scoliosis Symptoms”).  The training was amazing and I learned so much about my own body (I have a slight degree of scoliosis myself!) and about how to work with students who have scoliosis. Something I learned at this training helps to explain why you can develop osteoporosis – and also how you can prevent it! Types of Spinal Curves Scoliosis is a lateral (sideways) curve of [...]

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Healthy Posture Can Reduce Scoliosis Symptoms

By | April 9th, 2010|Back Pain, Healthy Posture, Scoliosis|

Over the years of teaching the Balance Method, one thing I’ve learned is that symmetry tends to reduce pain and increase comfort.  We are all asymmetrical to some degree.  In some people that asymmetry can be more extreme, and can lead to pain and impaired function.  Scoliosis is an asymmetrical condition that is a lateral curvature of the spine. In this article I’ll give you some basic information about scoliosis, and describe a stretch which is useful for elongating the spine (it’s good for everyone!). Curves of the Spine You are probably familiar with the 3 basic curves of the [...]