From "Awakening the Spine" by Vanda Scaravelli.
Harper Collins 1991
"The human spine is capable of growing in both directions just like a plant. At the end of the day, most people are shorter than in the morning due to the cartilage compression during the day. The Asanas (postures and movements of yoga) help to extend the space between the vertebrae, relieving thus the stress to the spinal cord accumulated during the day's activities."
Author: Meg lee, age 62, originally from UK but now living for most of the year in india and nepal. Retired from nursing older people in 2006. qualified yoga teacher specializing in yoga for the mature body and mind.
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