Do you live with back pain or scoliosis? No matter the cause of your condition, a yoga practice that meets the needs of your unique spine may help!
In this article, Certified Yoga Therapist Deborah Wolk, founder of the Samamkaya Yoga Back Care & Scoliosis Collective in New York City, shares her first-hand experience and relates how yoga helped her to improve her muscular balance, bring her spine into a more neutral state, and reduce her chronic back pain. She now helps her students achieve similar results.
In 17+ years of teaching, Deborah has helped people with back pain conditions of every stripe find relief through yoga via a strong focus on functional alignment. She says that yoga can help with pretty much any musculoskeletal issue, by finding space in the joints throughout the body. “The joints in the spine, the joints in the arms and legs or in the neck or at the base of the skull – all that space is going to bring some relief,” she says.