Yoga and Scoliosis: Asana Recommendations and the Latest Research

By
Jennifer Williams-Fields E-RYT 200
Woman practicing yoga, vasisthasana, side plank pose, for scoliosis benefits

Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.  According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, an estimated two to three percent of the population, six to nine million people, are affected by scoliosis.

Although women are diagnosed with scoliosis seven times more often than men, it does affect both genders. Scoliosis is most often discovered in the teenage years.

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