Yoga for Spinal Fusions

Individuals with scoliosis frequently assume compensations throughout the body for the curvatures of the spine.  Spinal fusion surgery generally “corrects” the spinal curvatures.  However, a reduced curvature pattern still remains along with the same pre-surgery compensation patterns.  These compensation patterns are both neurological and muscular in nature.

Yoga for spinal fusions helps to increase awareness of these compensation patterns and prevent continual movement into the scoliotic pattern.  I carefully work with my clients to build awareness through the breath.  Extension of the spine and limbs allows us to discover a refined sense of alignment as well as space in the body.  We also focus on developing balanced strength through the limbs and the core of the body.

Yoga for Spinal Fusions | Jen Gorman Wellness | Chicago

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The yoga for spinal fusions work is approached with respect for each individual client’s fusion, which likely vary in length and type from person to person.  In addition to building awareness of the compensation patterns, we learn to discover and allow an ease of movement in areas of the body that are free to move.  And we also work to build stability around the fusion itself.  Ultimately, we strive to integrate our fusion into our body’s complex systems.

I also work with people who have spinal fusions due to reasons other than scoliosis.      
 

“I just want to say that today’s Yoga for Fusions class was the best yoga class I've experienced. I felt so empowered, lengthened and strengthened afterwards.  You give such wonderful individual attention and explained what we are doing and why so well. Thank you so much!!” - Suzanne