Hormones & The 3 Seasons of Scoliosis

Hormones regulate every function in our body. It is no surprise, then, that they regulate our bones, muscles, and connective tissues, and therefore have an influence over scoliosis itself. Often mild scoliosis as an adolescent goes undetected or untreated until the... read more

Breathing Complications of Scoliosis

I write a lot about different movements for scoliosis.  So, is breathing a movement? Why, yes, it is!  On the inhalation, the lungs expand in all directions: into the front body, the back body and into the sides as well.  This happens because the diaphragm (the main... read more

Can I Do Yoga With a Fused Spine?

Yes, you can. But not as a person with an unfused spine would. Practicing one-on-one or in a small specialized group with a qualified teacher (500 hours of training+) or yoga therapist (800hrs+) is your safest bet. It is important to note that all yoga certifications... read more

Tips for Getting Started on Your New Year Yoga Practice

January Jubilation! The ringing in of the New Year often brings with it many resolutions. Or as I like to think of them, Intentions.  When I owned my yoga studio, January thru March was our busiest time.  Everyone wanting to start fresh, to get fit and to make... read more

Downward Facing Dog for Scoliosis

Traction for the Spine: Downward Facing Dog With scoliosis, one key thing we want to do is lengthen the spine.  The intention here is to create some traction, which decompresses the vertebrae by placing some gentle space between them, while allowing both sides of the... read more

Scoliosis & Somatic Movement

In the world of idiopathic scoliosis, a strong theory is that the brain and the body are miscommunicating, and chronic contraction of certain muscles is responsible for pulling the spine out of alignment and into the curved pattern. It makes perfect sense, then, that... read more

How Is Exercise Beneficial for Scoliosis?

As mentioned before, many of my blog posts are the result of questions I get asked by parents and clients alike: How is Exercise Beneficial for Scoliosis? There are those that would argue the effectiveness of exercise for scoliosis, but to me and many others, the... read more

Contributing Components to Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

The definition of Idiopathic is “relating to or denoting any disease or condition which arises spontaneously or for which the cause is unknown.” While the cause of AIS is unknown, there are believed to be certain components influencing the condition. These components... read more

National Scoliosis Awareness Day

June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month and June 27 is the day.  According to the Scoliosis Research Society, the aim of Scoliosis Awareness Month is to “highlight the growing need for education, early detection, and awareness to the public about scoliosis and its... read more

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