This 85-Year-Old Woman Had A Hunchback For Decades. THIS Simple Exercise Fixed It!


Most people, as they get older, resign themselves to living with various sorts of pain and age-related health issues. Anna Pesce was one of them. 






Anna had been living with a herniated disc for decades, scoliosis and osteoporosis – all of which meant the 85-year-old grandmother walked around with a hunchback.



And then, in 2014, Anna nearly collapsed trying to climb a set of stairs while visiting her children.

“I had this horrible pain shooting up my back,” she told the New York Post. “I had to be carried up the stairs and put into a wheelchair for the rest of my stay.”

Anna decided that enough was enough. She'd tried acupuncture and the chiropractor to no avail. This time she decided to enlist the help of certified yoga instructor Rachel Jesien.

Rachel, 28, specializes in back care and that is just what Anna needed.




The two met once a week. Rachel taught Anna poses such as the child’s pose and chair savasana.

Within a month, Anna could walk again.


“After two months, another big milestone was that [Anna] knew what poses to do whenever the usual pains would come up for her,” Rachel said. “For example, if she was having hip pain, she’d sit on a chair and do an ankle-to-knee pose.”

Four months in and Anna was able to do a modified headstand! Remember, this was an 85-year-old who, just months prior, couldn’t walk on her own.




According to Rachel, yoga – with proper guidance and certified instruction – can increase bone density, strengthen muscles and relieve back pain.

Rachel knows first hand the benefits of yoga for back pain. She suffers from a condition called scoliosis. She discovered yoga could alleviate back problems in 2010. Like Anna, she had tried almost everything her doctor recommended. Yoga was the only solution that provided long-term benefit.

Two years after meeting, Anna and Rachel continue to work together on a weekly basis.


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