Chair Yoga for Scoliosis
Scoliosis is a condition that involves complex lateral and rotational curvature and deformity of the spine. Scoliosis affects 2-3% of the population, or an estimated 6 million people in the United States, and there is no cure. Scoliosis impacts infants, adolescents, and adults. Females are eight times more likely to progress to a curve magnitude that requires treatment.
Left untreated, this unhealthy curve can worsen and cause disfigurement, respiratory and digestive problems, and debilitating pain. Most scoliosis patients are diagnosed between ages 12 and 16, although there are many adults who suffer from the disease as well.
For more information: Scoliosis Statistics
Scoliosis can impact the quality of life by limiting activity, increasing pain, and reducing respiratory function, all leading to the diminishing self-esteem. Scoliosis is a multi-modality disorder, which requires multidisciplinary treatment.
One such treatment is chair yoga. Since the back and buttocks are supported by the chair, you can gently enter and exit the properly indicated poses with safety and ease.