When Anna Pesce was calling her children in Wagener, SC, in November 2014, the then-8 5-year-old Orangeburg, NY, native almost collapsed trying to descend a mount of stairs.
I had this horrible pain shooting up my back, Pesce tells The Post. I had to be carried up the stairs and put into a wheelchair for the rest of my stay.
For the past few decades, Pesce suffered from hunchbacklike posture the result of a herniated disc, scoliosis and osteoporosis, which dilutes the bones and can be achieved through curvature of the spine.
I tried everything: acupuncture, a physical therapist and ensure a chiropractor, Pesce contributes. You feel good temporarily, but[ Id be] in pain again soon after.
Three months after her South Carolina visit, she began working with certified yoga teach Rachel Jesien, 28, who also suffers from scoliosis a curvature in the backbone that usually develops during adolescence and specializes in back upkeep. Pesces granddaughter, also a yoga teacher, introduced the two.
Jesien visited Pesce in her dwelling formerly a few weeks, coaching her restorative poses and stretchings such as babes pose and chair savasana, in which Pesce would rest her lower leg on a chair while lying on the flooring with her knees slightly bent and a belt around her thighs. After a few months of sessions, Pesce was able to walk again.
After two months, another big milestone was that[ Pesce] knew what poses to do whenever the usual agonies would come up for her, Jesien reads. For sample, if she used having trendy pain, shed sit on a chair and do an ankle-to-knee pose.