A new study published in Global Advances in Health and Medicine, suggests that yoga along with the wearing of a corset can be quite effective for correction of the spine. Asana, stand for 1-2 minutes a day, can remove the curvature of the spine in scoliosis.
Scoliosis is a deformity of the spine in three-dimensional space (frontal, horizontal and sagittal. — editor’s note).
A group of scientists from Columbia University observed the effect of yoga postures, called “side Board”. 25 volunteers suffering from idiopathic or degenerative scoliosis, every day of the week kept the pose for 10-20 seconds. Then participants of experiment have suggested to stay in this position as long as possible. The most persistent patients aged 1.5 minutes. The effort was rewarded: within two weeks of the decrease in spinal curvature at 32%. In young patients aged 10 to 18 years, the improvement has reached 49%.
According to scientists, for the treatment of adolescents yoga is the best way, than a corset, as it does not cause psychological problems related to self-esteem.