Question: A new student has severe skeletal and muscular misalignment, top to bottom due to a congenital scoliosis/torticollis. She is active, and runs, goes to the gym… ?Besides trying the right way, and coming regularly, what would you recommend?
Answer: Best if she can do yoga 5-6 times a week. Running and the gym stuff usually doesn’t help the situation because of the impact on the crooked spine. Yoga will strengthen the muscles to hold the re-alignment which will happen over time (several years). At times it may be very uncomfortable or painful, but it’s worth it. Eventually, as she gets more and more straight, she will feel better and better.
The only issue is the pain from re-aligning the spine. Patience and persistent practice is the key. It will DEFINITELY improve the quality of her life.
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