Many individuals with scoliosis suffer from back pain associated with abnormal lateral curvatures of the spine. This results in muscular imbalances on each side of the spine, producing muscle aches, pains, weakness and decreased range of motion. A recent study found that yoga can actually reduce the severity of spinal curvatures by focusing on strengthening weaker muscles to help pull the spine back into alignment. It has been shown that performing the side plank for less than 2 minutes a day for a little over 6 months can reduce one's curvature anywhere from 32-40%.
February 05, 2015