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I have a serious kyphosis and scoliosis (85 degree at T10)

samaza2010-07-04 21:59:32 +0000 #1
By sitting up straight I've maintained a straight posture... but a huge curve in my back is visible. I am looking at doing stretching/yoga exercises to see if I can straighten my spine to any degree. It is not flexible from the neck to my lower/middle back. Could someone point me in the right direction about how I would go about doing this? I don't get pain so its more for the aesthetic of having a normal as possible back. I'm willing to commit alot of time and determination to see if I can do this. I have no experience in Yoga or stretching.
Arjun2010-07-04 22:12:05 +0000 #2
yoga would do more harm than good
samaza2010-07-04 22:41:11 +0000 #3
care to elaborate?
InnerAthlete2010-07-04 23:17:07 +0000 #4
Yoga would do more harm than good? Wow. I'd like to know more about that stance and the coresponding definition of yoga. But for another time I think...

There are a select few senior teachers who can and do deal with these sorts fo spinal curvatures. It has to be dealt with very mindfully and only under the direction of a senior instructor.

If you care to tell me (us) where you are located I might be able to steer you., In the past I'd have merely pointed you in the direction of a senior Iyengar teacher. However my recent experience has demonstrated to me that this can't be said casually anymore. Sadly there are some very arrogant, agressive Iyengar instructors. But an alignment-based practice is where I would guide you.

Props will be necessary and you will have to do a significant amount of efforting or "work" over time.

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