As I stated last week, I’ve been inundated with emails and questions about the yoga side plank exercise for scoliosis, based on a study released late last year. You also know that I disagree with the study’s findings and believe that the exercise should be done on the opposite side that they suggest. Now, let’s put my theory into practice by reviewing an email, along with photos, from a man in Norway who’s been performing the yoga side plank, in an effort to decrease his curve.
This first photo on the left was taken before he began doing side planks multiple times a week. After he read my rebuttal of the yoga side plank study, he began to panic that perhaps he was performing the plank on the wrong side, and had made his scoliosis worse.
Well, what do you think? Does it look like his scoliosis has gotten worse based on the photos above?
Hear what I have to say by watching my conclusion in the video below: