How Yoga Can Improve Your Posture Even In Your 80’s


 

When Anna Pesce was visiting her children in Wagener, SC, in November 2014, the then-85-year-old Orangeburg, NY, native almost collapsed trying to climb a set 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.”

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Anna Pesce suffered from back pain and hunchback posture (left) until yoga back-care specialist Rachel Jesien began treating her (right) in late 2014.Kevin Kelley Photography: www.kphotok.com (inset); Stephen Yang

For the past few decades, Pesce suffered from hunchbacklike posture — the result of a herniated disc, scoliosis and osteoporosis, which weakens the bones and can lead to curvature of the spine.

“I tried everything: acupuncture, a physical therapist and seeing a chiropractor,” Pesce adds. “You feel good temporarily, but [I’d be] in pain again soon after.”

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