Scoliosis is a condition that affects the curvature of the spine, causing it to bend to one side. While mild cases of scoliosis may not cause any significant problems, severe cases can lead to chronic pain, reduced mobility, and breathing difficulties. One approach to treating scoliosis is yoga therapy, which involves using specific yoga poses and techniques to alleviate pain and improve spinal alignment.
The practice of yoga therapy for scoliosis involves a customized sequence of yoga poses that is tailored to the individual needs of each person with scoliosis. Dragonfly Yoga Therapists use assessment tools such as postural and range of motion observation and hands-on muscle testing to assess what yoga poses and exercises should be done.
Studies show benefits of yoga therapy for scoliosis include increased flexibility and strength, improved posture, and reduced pain. Certain yoga poses can help to stretch and strengthen the muscles surrounding the spine, which can help to correct the curvature of the spine. Additionally, yoga therapy can help to increase awareness of the body and develop a greater sense of balance and symmetry.
One of the key benefits of yoga therapy for scoliosis is that it can be practiced at any stage of the condition, whether the curvature is mild or severe. However, it is important to work with a qualified yoga therapist or instructor who has experience working with people with scoliosis to ensure that the practice is safe and effective.
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