Yoga as a treatment for scoliosis.
With scoliosis comes pain, poor posture and a feeling of structural imbalance. Yoga can help with all these things. There are a variety of postures (asana) that provide a full range of movements for the spine including extension, flexion, lateral movements and decompression.
Additionally, yoga provides breathing exercises (pranayama) which are essential in creating space and balance. When the spine has a pronounced curvature, the breath typically moves more freely into the convex ribs that are spread wide apart. Over time, this can encourage the progression of scoliosis. In breathing exercises like (ujjayi) one directs the breath into the compressed ribs on the concave side. This will strengthen the intercostal muscles and help sustain a more balanced spine.
Furthermore, and arguably the most important, yoga brings an awareness of the body which encourages improved posture and results in alleviating stress on the muscles and joints. Awareness of a problem is the first step in solving a problem!
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Other options include Pranayama for Mind and Body Health. The theme is Pranayama – the focus of the breath to draw the mind inward. Pranayama or focusing on the breath help still the fluctuations of the mind. Yoga citta vriti nirodha.
By observing the breath the awareness has to be brought to the breath. Otherwise, it becomes mechanical. The analogy is there like you are doing something robotic like making coffee in the morning or texting. You can be talking having a conversation at the same time. Alternately if you are really concentrating on a subject you can’t talk or be disturbed because the awareness must be on the subject. Therefore when studying them breath and pranayama the awareness must be with the breath so it does not become robotic.
Achieve Freedom through Balance with yoga. Stability is your key, balance is the end result. Then create length in the lower back by practicing the following:
a. Center the pelvisb. Stabilize pelvis
b. Stabilize pelvis
c. Create freedom by lifting the back ribs
Warm up includes: Warm-up technique before weight bearingsupine ujjayi
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Yoga Anatomy includes Bones of the Human Body, Muscles of the Human Body, and Internal Organs and Systems. In teaching Yoga Anatomy, Tulsi relates the systems of the body to yoga asanas as well as how each category relates to yoga asanas. Additionally, she encorporates Women’s Health with the study of the effects of hormones on our practice and daily rhythms. The Energy Body of the Chakras adds a complete study into a deeper understanding.
Yoga Philosophy – Tulsi has over 33 years of experience studying Vedic texts like the Bhagavad Gita. She teaches Yoga Philosophy of Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and stories from the Mahabharata and other ancient texts illustrating stories behind asanas like Bhismasana, Virabhadrasana and Hanumanasana.
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