Yoga and Scoliosis: A Journey to Health and Healing

Yoga and Scoliosis: A Journey to Health and Healing

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By (author) Marcia Monroe, By (author) Loren M. Fishman, Foreword by B. K. S. Iyengar

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  • Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 201mm x 251mm x 18mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 15 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1936303027
  • ISBN 13: 9781936303021
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 255 b&w halftones
  • Sales rank: 79,300

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"Yoga and Scoliosis: A Journey to Health and Healing" is intended to be 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. The book looks at scoliosis not as a pathological syndrome but as a spiritual, and metaphysical pattern that embraces the multiple dimensions of the spine (vertical, horizontal, and sagittal). It briefly covers the history and treatment modalities of scoliosis and discusses the development of the spine in the embryo. "Yoga and Scoliosis" also explores the complexities of the concept of alignment in the body, with the main part of the book showing how to address scoliosis with Iyengar yoga. Four chapters give instruction in yoga asanas for scoliosis, and another chapter discusses yoga practice in daily living. Finally there is an advanced yoga chapter that was developed by B. K. S. Inyengar.

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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 children in New York City at the Bloomingdale Family Program. Marcia is a Body Mind Centering teacher, an Infant Developmental Educator, is registered as a somatic movement educator, and is one of a handful of people who have worked extensively with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, founder of The School for Body-Mind Centering. Marcia has taught Yoga internationally, in Brazil, Canada, India, New Zealand, and the U.S. Currently she teaches classes and workshops on yoga and scoliosis and maintains a private practice in New York City and Rio de Janeiro. Dr. Loren Fishman has been a specialist in Electrodiagnosis of low back pain and sciatica for over 20 years. His other specialties are functional assessment, cognitive rehabilitation, and the application of yoga within the medical context. Over the last 20 years, he has lectured frequently, authored multiple books and contributed to over 45 publications including Demos Health's book Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis: A Journey to Health and Healing. He is Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. Loren also received his certification to teach yoga from the Iyengar Yoga Institute.

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, Resources.