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Is gokhale method beneficial for scoliosis?

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Is gokhale method beneficial for scoliosis?

Hi.

I'm a 28 years old woman with scoliosis. I have read Gokhale's book, and I'm wondering if it's safe to do the exercises on my own, since there is no gokhale practicioner in my country.

I think my scolisis is mild or moderate, C shaped, my right shoulder hangs a bit lower and my left rib is a bit more pronounced.

I can feel the grooves only in my lower back, so it's kinda difficult to know if I'm doing the exercises correctly 

I'm having difficulties with my shoulders, they are always tense, they don't relax even after shoulder rolls.

Is it possible to do stacksitting in this kind of chair? In my home I only have chairs like this:

How to avoid squeezing my pelvic floor when squeezing the bottocks in glidewalking?

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Hi nitaxh :)

My name is Alejandro Macias and I am a very experienced teacher of the Gokhale Method. I came to this work seeking relief for all my pains and aches in my body, including scoliosis, sciatica, tendonitis, arthritis and many other issues. I was so extremely relieved by the Gokhale Method that I became a teacher to spread this marvelous posture work.

Now, eventhough it helps tremendously to work with a teacher, you can make strong strides forward on your own with our book and DVD. Not only that, you can correct your scoliosis the way I have done myself by applying the Gokhale Method.

In regards to your other questions, yes, you can stack-sit on that chair, no problem. However, you´ll need to set up a wedge and run through the steps in the book carefully. A teacher (online or in person) would help you tremendously with this.

In regards to isolating your glutes in glidewalking, a very common issue is to not have an anteversion of the pelvis. There is almost always a strong need to learn how to antevert the pelvis to better engage and isolate the glute muscles. 

We can actually work on all of this together via Skype. If you´d like to learn more shoot me an email at [email protected]

Wishing you the very best :)

-Alejandro

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Hi Alejandro, glad to hear you corrected your scoliosis :) but have you corrected your scoliotic curves completely? im trying to fix mine, but its so hard im starting to think its impossible to do. Of course Gokhale Method works for relieving the pain, for me its a huge progress, God bless her and all the teachers! Its just that vertebrae doesnt seem to straighten, its been same. is it normal..

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Dear Alensa,

Acoording to my X-rays from 2 years ago, I had by then corrected 60% of my scoliosis. I know I am almost done with correcting my scoliosis. 

As you may know, in the Gokhale Method we work extensively in lengthening the spine. We can start with the the hips, neck, lower back, sleeping position, and even the feet! It all helps! And depending on the degree of effort and daily consistency, we can accumulate visible changes really fast. With scoliosis and arthritic changes we need to push a little harder. 

I create programs and routines for most of my students so they establish a daily practice, and we adjust it over time depending on their needs. If you´d like, we can also work together.

Feel free to reach out to me at [email protected] so we can take your primal posture to the next level :) 

With shoulder rolls,

-Alejandro

 

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