This DVD provides a beginning home practice for anyone with a major scoliosis to minor imbalances throughout the body. These poses will empower you to take charge of your own back to improve posture and reduce pain and discomfort. This video is based upon a therapeutic yoga program that Elise has developed for her own scoliosis and has been used with clients around the world.
Section I: Introduction
Information about scoliosis by orthopedic surgeon.
Section II: Yoga Practice (approx. 50 minutes)
Part 1: Basic poses to lengthen the spine Part 2: Standing poses/back strengthening/poses/twists Part 3: Relaxing poses to de-rotate the spine and align the hips
Section III: Bonus Section
• Additional yoga poses with props and adjustments by Elise . Interview with Elise and orthopedic surgeon
” For over a quarter of a century we have been trying to minimize the impact of scoliosis on the lives of children and adults. Now, with this video, we have a practical, effective tool to help patients manage the effects of this curving, twisting spinal condition, and improve the quality of their living with scoliosis.” Joe O’Brien, President, National Scoliosis Foundation
“Yoga offers a great exercise discipline to help reduce pain and improve physiological functions. Elise’s Yoga for Scoliosis video will be beneficial for anyone who has a scoliosis problem.” Dr. Peter Sabbath, Orthopedic Surgeon, Children’s Hospital, Summit Hospital, Oakland, CA
“Most of my patients are very enthusiastic about yoga and Elise is an embodiment of what yoga can do for you.” Dr. Lawrence Rinsky, Orthopedic Surgeon, Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto, CA