Posts tagged Yoga for Scoliosis
Reflections on 10 Simple Exercises (+ 1 bonus!) for Scoliosis and Fusions

Part 26 of Martha’s Healing Journey

In celebration of National Scoliosis Awareness month, I shared 10 Simple Exercises for Scoliosis and Fusions over the month of June via my slightly embarrassing but cute stick-figure drawings :)

They are truly simple, but they are also very effective. And they are accumulative. 

The more you practice them, the more powerful they become. 

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Somatics Follow Up

Part 23 of Martha’s Healing Journey

In my December 2018 blog post, I wrote about how I was starting to learn a gentle body-mind technique called Somatics. Since that time, I have continued to explore this work, finding many interesting and helpful connections.

Today, I want to follow up about my progress with addressing my own sensory motor amnesia, specifically regarding scoliosis.

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What Happens in a Yoga for Scoliosis Class

Part 11 of Martha’s Healing Journey

When I discovered Elise Browning Miller and her method, Yoga for Scoliosis, I finally felt confident to explore Yoga further. First of all, Elise had scoliosis! So, unlike other Yoga teachers I had worked with, her teaching provided insights that could only come from having personal experience with this condition.

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Starting Yoga and a Key Discovery: Elise Browning Miller’s Yoga for Scoliosis.

Part 10 of Martha’s Healing Journey

When my back finally started to feel stronger and more mobile, I found myself dreaming about dancing. In that moment between sleep and awake, I would have visions of myself in an extreme arabesque with my an open chest, arched back, and a long, high leg. Sometimes it was à Ia seconde - with my leg lifted to the side. I was never wearing a tutu. I was always either in street clothes or naked. I could feel my spine - free and powerful.

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My Journey - and Discoveries - in Supportive Care

Part 6 of Martha’s Healing Journey

The results of my intense massage routine and gym training slowly gave me confidence to try new things in the search for more mobility and pain relief. I thought that by having my Harrington rods removed, everything would be better, immediately. But, as it turned out, I encountered a whole new set of challenges...

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