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This article is about Idiopathic Scoliosis and also about very efficient exercises what can be a part of the therapy and you can do simply every day at home.

What is Idiopathic Scoliosis?

Scoliosis (pronounced sko-lee-o-sis) is a three-dimensional abnormality that occurs when the spine becomes rotated and curved sideways.

Most often this condition has no known cause, in which case it is called idiopathic scoliosis.

While the cause is unknown, idiopathic scoliosis does tend to run in families. The specific genes involved have not all been identified yet, and there could be factors beyond genetics as well.

Some people mistakenly think that carrying heavy book bags or sleeping on the side could cause scoliosis, but that is not the case.

About 3% of the population is estimated to have idiopathic scoliosis.

Idiopathic was a term introduced by Kleinberg (1922) and is applied to all clients in which it is not possible to find a specific disease causing the curve.  In fact, this is the case 80% of the time, where it appears in apparently healthy children.

So Idiopathic Scoliosis (IS) is of unknown origin and is probably due to several causes.  It can progress in relation to multiple factors during any rapid period of growth, or later in life.

IS is named in relation to the age at which it was diagnosed.  ‘Infantile IS’ is for children less than 3 years of age, ‘Juvenile IS’ for ages 3 to 10 years, ‘Adolescent IS’ for 10 to 18 years of age and ‘Adult IS’ for diagnosis at or greater than 18 years of age.

How you can recognize scoliosis?

From the first view you can see that one of the shoulder or pelvis bone is higher than the other one, or you can see that your shoesoles are used differently, but if you want to be really sure, it is good to see a physiotherapist or other professional in this area. They can check your spine and find out if the assumption was correct or not. Based on this diagnosis, level of scoliosis, they recommend you to start the therapy. Among other things (if we are not talking about surgery, special corsets etc.), what can help you is stretching and strengthening your muscles to help your body to improve the spine state.

What exercises are good for me?

All movement what helps to strengthen the muscles around your spine and core are good. Strong muscles help to hold the spine vertebrae in stable position and help to prevent deterioration of the spine. One of the best is Spiral stabilisation exercising.

What is the principle of Spiral Stabilisation Exercising?

This highly effective movement programme is using a unique spiral stabilization of the spine. The whole body’s stabilizing muscles are connected together during optimal coordinated movement creating a dynamic stabilizing muscle corset. Using these muscle chains helps the body develop upward strength creating traction of the spine that relieves pressure on the intervertebral discs and joints and allows for their nutrition, regeneration and treatment. Muscle spirals also allow for optimal spinal movement while aligning the spine into a centralised axis.

How does it work?

Spiral Stabilisation exercises are performed with an elastic cord. The cord allows for extensive movement against a low, but gradually increasing resistance that will activate the muscle chains and create traction of the spine relieving pressure on the intervertebral discs and joints. 

Can I exercise this Spiral Stabilisation Exercising also in case I have no scoliosis?

Spiral Stabilization is curative, preventative and a very versatile method therefore it can be used by everyone who wishes to improve their posture, treat back pain, prevent injuries, maintain good health and well-being or aim for sports conditioning.

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I prepared for you 3d part of this amazing exercising. I have to say, that since I have been exercising these Asanas, my body and my mind feels really differently. Calm, relaxed, flexible. Try it.

Here we go!

7. Holding the breath extend the arms above the head and bring the palms together. Stretch the whole body up and slightly back. Look towards the hands.

How does it work?

Stretches the whole of the upper body, especially along the sides of the chest. The chest is opened and expanded, allowing the breath to flow evenly into all areas of the lungs. Improves balance and leg stability. Extends the back and stretches the hips, promoting good posture and a relaxed meditation pose. The Asana influences the Vishuddhi Chakra.

8.Exhaling return to Position 6.

How does it work?

Extends the back and stretches the muscles of the hips and pelvic floor. Promotes good posture. The Asana develops deeper breathing and healthy digestion. This posture influences the Anahata Chakra.

9.Holding the breath bring the left foot beside the right and straighten the knees. Allow the upper body to hang forward completely relaxed. If it is possible, place the palms of the hands on the floor.

How does it work?

The upper body can relax in this position. All joints of the spine, shoulders and arms are relieved of strain and receive an increased supply of blood. Stimulates the function of all internal organs and muscles, as well as the sense organs in the head (eyes, ears etc.). Stretches the back muscles and the muscles of the legs. This Asana activates the Manipura Chakra.

10.Inhaling raise the body with the arms extended above the head. Bring the palms together and stretch the whole body up and slightly back. Look towards the hands. The back is evenly extended.

How does it work?

Invigorates the whole body, balances energy flow and stimulates the function of all glands. Deepens the breath, stimulates digestion and helps relieve diseases of the throat. The posture has a balancing effect upon the Vishuddhi Chakra.

These cakes I am loving my whole life and when I had become vegan, this had been one of the things I have missed. So, I am very glad, that they can be prepared in "plant version" as well. And trust me, the taste is identical!


1/2 kg flour

3 spoons of soybean or chickpeas flour (not necessary)

100 g plant butter

1 bag of dry yeast or 25 g of fresh one

85 g sugar + 1 bag of vanilla sugar

1/4 l of almond, soya, oat or other plant milk

For filling you need:

250 g of plant yoghurt

65 g cashew natural

30 g melted coconut oil

2 spoons of flour

1 spoon of vanilla pudding (powder for cooking)

lemon peel and lemon juice from 1/2 - 1 lemon


How to start:

Prepare yeast, lukewarm milk (40 °C) and a bit of sugar - mix it, add a bit of flour and let it grow few minutes. If you are using the dry yeast, you can add it to the flour and other dry ingrediets.

Now warm up a milk and butter, but not cook. This milk with butter you will add slowly to the dry ingredients and make soft dough. Let it grow covered by some fabric cca 1 hour.

Filling preparation:

Cashew mix in blender and after it add the rest. Make a cream and when it is finished, let it cool in the frifhe for cca 30 minutes.

On the top :

marmelade, jam,....

On the very top:

Mix flour, sugar and butter and make some dry mixture. This will be placed on the top at the end - before baking

When we have dough ready, we start with making the final product :) Take a piece of dough and make it flat. With teaspoon pick a little yoghurt mass and place it into the middle of the flat dough. Close it and make nice rounded cake. This case very gently squeeze in the middle (use some very little cap or your fingers). To this hole place marmelade. Brush the edges with the butter dissolved in milk. And place on the marmelade the mixture of butter, sugar and flour.

Bake them 20 - 25 minutes (or till the light brown color). Oven should be heated to 180°C before you put the cakes there.

And here they are!

Do you want to try them? Share your experience :)


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