When you have scoliosis, your yoga poses can look very different from everyone else’s. But yoga includes poses, breathing techniques and an overall mindset that offer something for everybody — and for every body.
Snap, crackle, pop! If you’ve ever set out for faraway destinations, you know the feeling: As you step out of the car or off the plane to stretch your body, it sounds like popping bubble wrap. What’s a weary traveler to do? Yoga can help.
If thinking about yoga brings to mind images of backbends and headstands, think again. You don’t have to be a yoga die-hard or even particularly flexible to reap the benefits of simpler, more accessible poses. One of them is viparita karani, often referred to as legs-up-the-wall pose. Here’s how to safely execute it and what it can do for your body.
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