Yoga & Tai Chi/Scoliosis
QUESTION: Aloha Mr. Gaines,
I am writing to you after a long time. But the wonderful guidance and wisdom you offered to me on my earlier questions stayed with me. I hope you have been doing great.
I am a 28 year old female from India and a yoga enthusiast to reintroduce myself. I have a question this time with regard to my spine. I have a slight developmental deformity called scoliosis with a lateral C shaped curve pronounced in my thoracic region. I recently discovered this through an x-ray. When i try to breathe it still feels a bit troublesome and i think my heart chakra region is a bit blocked because i feel a sadness here that doesnt go away.
I was wondering if there is a way to overcome a skeletal deformity such as this and any tips through meditation, because western science doesnt seem to have a cure for it .
Thank you so much for offering help and advice. I thank you from my heart .
ANSWER: Aloha Priya....
Did you receive my reply OK.....?
Maybe the spell check has a glitch in it as Lost the text before I could send it.
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No i am afraid i did not receive a reply except where you asked if i did receive a reply . I am sorry about the glitch. I hope this is not becoming too troublesome for you :(
Since Yoga is mainly practiced on the floow., To improve your spine Ii suggest your learn Tai Chi Chuan if a good teacher is available. The reason is
This practice is preformed standing. It promotes good posture. Since the body is generally plastic, using visualization the make your spine become straight may work. Old idea here is to Wear the Moon like a hat......meaning be aware of the top of your head, giving it a lifting idea to promote seperation between each vertabrea. In a year of so just being aware while walking should correct the spine curve.
As for saddness in heart chakra.....that may be all too common for people as it is not easy to find lasting happiness. Best advice here is to make other people cheerfull, just by remembering the small things such as sincereity in conversation, etc. are you feeling happy in relationship? If not that is more difficult than anything physical.
This time no spell check.....i will just send it.
Bye for now,