“Healing is much more than straightening a scoliosis curve or curing a disease. It’s learning to love and nurture ourselves and trust our inner knowing to guide us to a vibrant state of being” Elise Browning Miller, author “Yoga for Scoliosis”
Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine. Structural scoliosis is congenital and is usually more severe than functional scoliosis. Functional scoliosis is due to an imbalance of the functioning of muscles associated with the back. It may be a result of lifestyle, such as repetitive movements or injury. Both types of scoliosis can benefit from specific yoga poses. Yoga can reduce pain and help lessen the incorrect curvatures of the spine. Yoga for scoliosis and back care can reduce pain and help lessen incorrect curvatures of the spine.
“I’ve been attending Iyengar Yoga classes for twelve years and not until my private yoga for scoliosis sessions with Koren have I truly begun to feel significant relief from my pain and notice an increasing amount of mobility in the affected regions of my back. Koren is incredibly knowledgeable, meticulous, and kind. She somehow possessed an awareness of the asymmetries and subsequent adverse habits of my body—an awareness that I didn’t have myself until I worked with her. She prescribed poses for me that I wake up and want to practice every day. What she’s given me is a lifelong gift and I am profoundly grateful.”-Lauren DePino, Writer
“Working with my scoliosis has been a long journey and one I know will continue to challenge and reward me. I am very grateful to Koren for the dedication, sensitivity and knowledge she shared with me while developing a practice for my body’s specific idiosyncrasies. Working with Koren has given me the confidence to continue caring for my spine with compassion and an open heart.”-Katelyn Qualey, Yoga Teacher