Yoga and Scoliosis: A Journey to Health and Healing by Marcia MonroeYoga and Scoliosis: A Journey to Health and Healing by Marcia Monroe

Yoga and Scoliosis: A Journey to Health and Healing

byMarcia MonroeEditorMarcia MonroeForeword byB.k.s. Iyengar

Paperback | October 24, 2011

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Yoga and Scoliosis: A Journey to Health and Healingis a deeply soothing form of moving meditation and a physical activity and is a safe way to rebuild strength, stamina, and flexibility and to address the spinal curvature of scoliosis without surgery. The book presents an evidence-based look at how this approach works. Dr. Fishman has been treating individuals with scoliosis with yoga for many years and has collected x-rays of his work, before and after, demonstrating actual lessening of the degree of curvature from the practice of Iyengar yoga.

Yoga and Scoliosis: A Journey to Health and Healingis a source of encouragement, knowledge, and healing for those who have scoliosis and need to treat it, but want to avoid braces and/or surgery. It briefly covers the history and treatment modalities of scoliosis and discusses the development of the spine in the embryo. Yoga and Scoliosisexplores the complexities of the concept of alignment in the body, with the main part of the book showing how to address scoliosis utilizing Iyengar yoga. Four chapters give instruction in yoga asanas for scoliosis, and another chapter discusses yoga practice in daily living. The book includes a Foreword by B. K. S. Iyengar, the founder of Iyengar Yoga.

Marcia Monroe is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was first certified as a Yoga teacher by the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City for levels 1, 2, and 3. She has been studying with the Iyengar family since 2001 and in 2005, she received certification from B.K.S. Iyengar at the Iyengar Yoga Institute. She now teaches ch...
Title:Yoga and Scoliosis: A Journey to Health and HealingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 10 × 0.66 inPublished:October 24, 2011Publisher:Demos (Trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1936303027

ISBN - 13:9781936303021

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Table of Contents

"Part I Introduction
1. Introduction to Scoliosis by Dr. Loren Fishman
2. Yoga
3. Concepts of Sequencing
Part II Yoga for Scoliosis
4. Postures on the Floor
5. Standing Asanas
6. Seated Asanas
7. Forward, Lateral, Abdominal, and Back Extensions
8. Inversions
9. Restorative Savasana: Witnessing and Feeling the Breath
Part III On Daily Life
10. On Daily Life
Additional Exercises