Yoga for Scoliosis & Back Care
Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine. Structural scoliosis is congenital and is usually more severe than functional scoliosis. Functional scoliosis is due to an imbalance of the functioning of muscles associated with the back. It may be a result of lifestyle, such as repetitive movements or injury. Both types of scoliosis can benefit from specific yoga poses. Yoga can reduce pain and help lessen the incorrect curvatures of the spine. Yoga for scoliosis and back care can reduce pain and help lessen incorrect curvatures of the spine.
I have completed The Yoga for Scoliosis Teacher Training Program with Elise Miller, an extensive unit of study that included 20 hours of workshops, as well as a six month hands-on practicum working privately with students who have scoliosis and back pain.
At this workshop you will:
-Develop breath awareness
-Learn poses that lengthen your spine
-Strengthen back & core muscles
-Understand how to derotate your spine
-Realign your posture
-Reduce your pain
Koren Paalman, MS is Iyengar certified at the Intermediate Senior I level. She and has been teaching yoga nationally and internationally since 1995 to both adults and youth in a variety of settings. In 1998, Koren developed the first yoga program for credit at Los Angeles Unified School District and taught daily classes to at-risk teens. She was honored to work therapeutically with BKS Iyengar and his daughter Geeta in Pune, India biannually for 10 years. In 2007, Koren founded Conscious Grieving®, a grief support service that combines yoga with other modalities in individual consultations and workshops nationally. She is certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists and worked directly with Elise Miller.