Yoga for Scheuermann’s Kyphosis

I made this sequence for my god brother, but thought it might come in handy for others. Scheuermann’s Kyphosis, or Scheuermann’s Disease, is a relatively benign spinal abnormality that develops during adolescence, and can lead to back pain, typically in the cervical and lumbar spine, that compensate for the deep kyphotic (convex) curve of the ribcage with lordosis (concavity). It can also lead to digestive problems, if the spinal curvature leads to abdominal compression. This practice may be a good place to start if you are experiencing those symptoms, but it’s also just a gentle, heart-opening practice.

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2 comments

  1. Beto

    Beautiful work…! 🙂 Sometimes i find myself desperate about my Schuerman condition, and most of yoga teachers are unaware oh how to deal, they think its a postural bend that can be reversed… I really find yoga as the unique solution for a better life out of this spinal condition. Did your brother get any improvements at all?
    Best

    • Not sure how it’s going for him because we live in different countries and I see him rarely, but I’m glad it’s useful for you. As I’m sure you know, there are no quick fixes with the shape of our skeletons.

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