Marcia Monroe | Iyengar Yoga for Scoliosis & Asymmetry
Nov 8th, 9th & 10th 2019 @Noida
Marcia Monroe is certified as a Yoga Teacher by the Iyengar System of Yoga.
Certified by the somatic methods of Body Mind Centering® and Feldenkrais®, RSMT. Degree holder in Dance and Movement Studies from the State University of New York, and is registered as Somatic Movement Therapist(ISMETA)
Scoliosis is a deviation of the spine with rotation of the vertebrae within the curves. The curvatures of the spine may be observed in three planes: right to left, front to back and rotational; each of these curves can be described as having a C-shape or an S-shape. The most common curvatures are right thoracic, C-shape; left lumbar, C-shape; left or right thoracolumbar, C-shape, and a combination of right thoracic and left lumbar in an S-shape. In some cases surgery is required, but it will always result in some loss of mobility of the spine.
Guruji B.K.S Iyengar emphasizes that Scoliosis is a muscular-skeletal disease, a disease of the annamaya kosha, the physical body. It must be treated from the physical body through the diligent, awareful practice of āsana-s.
Normal vs Scoliotic Spine
Types of Scoliosis
Yoga and Scoliosis: A Journey to Health and Healing is a source of encouragement, knowledge, and healing for those who have scoliosis and need to treat it, but want to avoid braces and/or surgery. It briefly covers the history and treatment modalities of scoliosis and discusses the development of the spine in the embryo. Yoga and Scoliosis explores the complexities of the concept of alignment in the body, with the main part of the book showing how to address scoliosis utilizing Iyengar Yoga.
Will focus on how to assess asymmetries & scoliotic curves. Learn how to apply the proper support and modification through a yoga program that will link the evolution of the asanas ~ from supine to standing. A unique opportunity to study and learn the basic principles to maintain the health of the spine through a specific yoga practice.
Appropriate for students with minor back pain, asymmetries, and scoliosis as well as yoga teachers interested in the theme. Teachers are welcome to bring their own student with scoliosis or asymmetries.
Marcia Monroe is a disciple of Shri BKS Iyengar and has received his guidance from the various years of studies in Pune at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute. She is a teacher and the author of “Yoga and Scoliosis: A Journey to Health and Healing”