Yoga teacher Adelene Cheong gives an insight into yoga for scoliosis ahead of her daylong workshop ‘yoga for scoliosis: an introduction to practice and living’ at triyoga Chelsea on Friday, 2nd February 2020.
Most of us live with some asymmetry within our physical body. Some more prominent than others, which may require treatment. Medical science qualified a relatively common condition – Scoliosis, where the spinal column and muscles along the spine deviate laterally, often accompanied by some rotation. This condition may be presented as functional or structural.
Symptoms may include sciatic nerve pain, degenerative disc disease, sacroiliac instability, chronic back pain (neck, shoulder, upper back, lower back), low self-esteem, frustration, shame, depression, etc.
With all this information, now what? Is there anything we could do about it… physically, emotionally, mentally?
When there is an imbalance in the musculoskeletal structure, not helped with gravitational exacerbation, and stress in daily life, it is inevitable that tension, tightness or weakness, one or a combination may be present. This may affect some more than others in daily activities and living.
There is hope, there are success stories to living with scoliosis. Through years of training, research, self-study, and dedicated practice, Adelene has successfully helped herself and many others reclaim freedom (physically, emotionally and mentally), hope and empowerment within themselves.
Is there a simple pose to start with?
The supported prone release is a simple yet effective position I love and practice regularly. Especially intended for relieving asymmetrical postural tension, scoliosis and back pain. (See image below)
This pose is also deeply quieting for the mind, promotes parasympathetic dominance, encourages back body awareness, and nourishes the organs.
Ready for more?
Invite yourself to experience this practice and allow yourself to restore ease and freedom within your living and being.
Adelene (SYT / BWY Teacher) is a qualified Judith Lasater trained Advanced Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga Teacher. Her recent years of practice and teaching have been greatly inspired by her teachers Donna Farhi, Judith H. Lasater, and the work of Vanda Scaravelli. Adelene’s teaching focuses on anatomy, organic support and healthy alignment, with an emphasis on breath and spinal integration within the body. She has a special interest in spinal condition and the therapeutic application of yoga. Adelene currently teaches classes and workshops throughout London UK and offers private sessions on Yoga for Scoliosis/Backcare and Restorative Yoga. http://www.relaxandrestore.com/