Yoga for Spine Disorders

Program Synopsis – Spine Curvature Disorders

The following are the 3 (Three) most common spine curvature disorders in Singapore and across the world.

Lordosis: Lordosis is a condition characterized by an excessive inward curvature of the spine, specifically in the lower back or lumbar region. It is also commonly referred to as "swayback" or "hyperlordosis." In lordosis, the natural curve of the lower back becomes exaggerated, causing the spine to arch excessively inward.

The normal curvature of the spine includes a slight inward curve in the lower back, known as the lordotic curve. This curve helps to distribute the body's weight evenly and maintain balance. However, in cases of lordosis, this curve becomes exaggerated, leading to an increased arch in the lower back.

Kyphosis: Kyphosis is a condition characterized by an excessive forward curvature of the spine, specifically in the upper back or thoracic region. It is also commonly referred to as "hunchback" or "roundback." In kyphosis, the natural curve of the upper back becomes exaggerated, causing the spine to round forward.

The normal curvature of the spine includes a slight outward curve in the upper back, known as the kyphotic curve. This curve helps to provide stability, support the weight of the head and upper body, and protect the internal organs. However, in cases of kyphosis, this curve becomes exaggerated, leading to an increased rounding of the upper back.

Scoliosis: Scoliosis is a medical condition characterized by an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. Instead of the spine appearing straight when viewed from the back, it may have an "S" or "C" shape. This curvature can occur in different regions of the spine, including the upper back (thoracic scoliosis), the lower back (lumbar scoliosis), or both (thoracolumbar scoliosis).

Scoliosis can develop during childhood or adolescence, known as adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, or it can be present at birth (congenital scoliosis) or develop later in life due to degenerative changes in the spine (degenerative scoliosis). The exact cause of most cases of scoliosis is unknown, but factors such as genetics, muscle imbalances, and abnormal bone development may contribute to its development.

The severity of scoliosis can vary. Mild cases may not cause any noticeable symptoms or functional limitations, while more severe cases can lead to visible asymmetry of the shoulders, hips, or waist, uneven leg lengths, back pain, muscle stiffness, and reduced mobility. In some cases, scoliosis can also affect the alignment of the ribcage, potentially impacting lung function and breathing.

Some Causes of Spine Curvature Disorder

Here are some common causes of spine curvature disorder:

Age-related wear and tear: As we age, the discs between the vertebrae in the spine can degenerate, leading to conditions such as degenerative disc disease or spinal osteoarthritis.

Poor posture: Maintaining poor posture for extended periods, such as slouching or hunching over, can put strain on the muscles and ligaments in the back, leading to pain and discomfort.

Trauma or injury: Accidents, falls, or sports-related activities can cause fractures, sprains, strains, or other injuries to the spine, which can result in spine problems.

Genetics and family history: Some spine problems, such as scoliosis or spinal stenosis, can have a genetic component and may run in families.

Sedentary lifestyle: Leading a sedentary lifestyle with little physical activity can weaken the muscles that support the spine, leading to muscle imbalances and increased risk of spine problems.

Obesity: Excess weight can put additional stress on the spine, leading to increased wear and tear and a higher risk of spine problems.

Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, or spinal tumors, can contribute to spine problems.

How We Help Our Clients

Our Program is based on certain yoga postures and routines and we believe it can be beneficial in correcting spine problems by promoting proper alignment, improving flexibility, strengthening supportive muscles, and reducing pain and discomfort. Here are some ways in which our Program can help:

Alignment: Our Program emphasizes proper alignment of the body, including the spine. Through mindful movement and awareness, yoga can help individuals develop better posture and spinal alignment, which can alleviate strain on the spine and reduce the risk of further problems.

Flexibility: Our Program involves gentle stretching and lengthening of the local muscles and connective tissues surrounding the spine to improve flexibility, increase range of motion, and release tension in the muscles, allowing for better spinal mobility.

Strengthening: Our Program engages various muscle groups, including the core, back, and postural muscles. By strengthening these muscles, they can provide better support and stability for the spine, helping to correct imbalances and improve overall spinal health.

Pain management: Our Program incorporates breathing techniques, relaxation exercises, and mindfulness practices that can help reduce stress, tension, and pain in the body, including the spine. By promoting relaxation and reducing muscle tension, clients can alleviate discomfort associated with spine problems.

Mind-body connection: Our Program encourages a mind-body connection through focused mindfulness meditation in our Program. This heightened awareness can help clients better understand their body's limitations, improve body mechanics, and make conscious adjustments to their posture and movement patterns, promoting a healthier spine.

Who Should Sign Up for This Program?

Typically, clients who signed up for this Program fall into 2 categories.

  1. Clients who want to prevent the onset of spine curvature disorder in their lives, and
  2. Clients who are suffering from spine curvature disorder and looking for an alternative way to regain functional movement of their spine in their daily lives.

Duration of Program

Approximately 1 hour (60 minutes) per session.

  • Breathing and Joint Loosening Exercises (15 min),
  • Asanas (30 min), and 
  • Relaxation and Meditation (15 min) 

Program Frequency

Recommended 3 (Three) times a week with at least 1 (One) day of rest between sessions.

Program Intensity

Gentle and Easy.

Program Methodology

All clients shall go through our initial assessment before start of our Program, this is then followed by our monthly assessment, and lastly, our final assessment at the end of our Program.

Our Program is proprietary, and it is designed to run on a Systematic and Progressive manner. However, depending on the medical conditions and progress of clients, our Program allows modifications to be made without affecting the benefits to clients.

Program Contents

Our Program is aimed at helping clients prevent or manage the following spine curvature disorders.

  1. Lordosis,
  2. Kyphosis, and
  3. Scoliosis.

Program Director

A Certified Program Director shall be assigned to you once your purchase of this Program is confirmed. Our Program Director shall teach our proprietary Program on a step-by-step basis to our clients so that they could practice our Program at home for lasting results even after our Program has ended. It is a lifetime skillset that we are imparting to our clients for their health and wellness.

Please Read Before Purchasing

By purchasing this Program, you agree to our Terms and Conditions and Release of Liability in all its entirety.

Program Disclaimer

We view yoga as a form of preventive and relief alternative. It is neither a cure-all nor a quick-fix intervention to your health or medical concerns or conditions. Our Program is not intended as a substitute for professional health or medical advice. It is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. It is not intended to be patient education, does not create any patient-physician relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional health or medical diagnosis and treatment. If you have any health or medical concerns or conditions that warrant special attention, please seek the advice of your health or medical professional before beginning our Program.

Questions?

Email us at customerservice@victoriarose.sg

Private Sessions
$1,750.00