Yoga and Scoliosis: A Journey to Health and Healing is 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. It briefly covers the history and treatment modalities of Scoliosis and discusses the development of the spine in the embryo. Yoga and Scoliosis explores the complexities of the concept of alignment in the body, with the main part of the book showing how to address Scoliosis utilising Iyengar yoga. Four chapters give instruction in yoga asanas for Scoliosis and another chapter discusses yoga practise in daily living. Finally there is a Foreword by B. K. S. Iyengar, the founder of Iyengar Yoga.
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
"" Thanks to large-scale screening programs which make it possible to identify spinal deformity in its early stages, long before surgical intervention is an issue, 999 of every 1000 patients diagnosed with scoliosis are not 'treatable' by surgical approaches 99 % of patients who do not need surgery DO need help. Marcia Monroe's book off ers one avenue that patients can explore for that much-needed help in coping with the eff ects of scoliosis over a lifetime.""-Martha Hawes, PhD, author of Scoliosis and the Human Spine
""Marcia Monroe's book chronicles her personal journey with idiopathic scoliosis using modifi ed postures of yoga to help achieve balance, comfort, and stability. While contrary to medical thinking, meeting Marcia after thirty years of experience treating patients with scoliosis has led me to accept that she has chosen the best option. Th rough her dedication to yoga, Marcia has been able to maintain the necessary stability, articulation, and flexibility of the spine without pain."" - Luis Carlos Schettino, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
""Marcia, through her knowledge and understanding of the intricacies involved in addressing scoliosis in yoga provides an invaluable contribution with her book Yoga and Scoliosis: A Journey to Health and Healing. Marcia's unique approach, derived from personal experience and years of study, offers clear and precise instructions for addressing scoliosis for individuals as well as yoga teachers.""-Patty Townsend, Director of Yoga Center Amherst, MA and Director of Embodyoga Teacher Training and Th erapeutics Study Programs
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