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Chloe Sevigny Practices Yoga 3 Times a Week For Fitness, Scoliosis

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The very fashionable, pixie-esque Chloe Sevigny is looking for a mate! So she tells Elle UK in the upcoming April issue (on newsstands this Sat! etc etc). While she may be horny and manless, at 35 years old this “Big Love” star is looking quite svelte, and uh, leggy. Maybe it’s the yoga! She tells Elle UK, “I’ve just started doing yoga three times a week. I feel strong and limber, and my sex drive is through the roof!” Hot.  The article snippits lead on about her love life and how she wants babies and why she can’t find a man, yadda yadda. We’re most excited about the yoga part and happened to do a little research about Ms. Sevigny’s history on the sticky mat.

As it happens, yoga isn’t just a means for staying fit in her 30′s, it helps her cope with scoliosis (!) Via NPR (Mar 2, 2010 interview):

They said, you know, that the curvature wasn’t strong enough to have to have the operation, which I know a few girls that have a metal rod in their back. But to me, now, it’s like – I still – every time I see myself on film, I see it. That’s all I see. And I – and even in photographs, I’m just – to me, it’s like – my ex-boyfriend used to say when I’d get really drunk, I’d come home and cry and be, like, I’m so crooked. It’s my one thing that, yeah, that I still have a hard time with.

But I’ve been doing a lot of yoga, which has been helping. It makes me feel like it’s straightened me out a little bit, but yeah, on “Big Love,” I see it all the time, especially with those outfits, because they’re so form-fitting. I see myself walking, and I’m like…(“eek”)

Who knew? Sexy gams are one thing, but helping realign a curvature in the spine? That’s a celebriyogi endorsement we can salute! You know, with the sun? ah, nevermind.

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12 comments… add one

  • Chloe: call me…

  • kchallant

    I wish I knew what kind of yoga she is doing since my daughter is suffering from scoliosis and I have heard that yoga can be beneficial but haven’t been able to find out what style. Anyone know what style is best for scoliosis and how many times a week she should be doing it? Thanks.

  • admin

    dear kchallant,
    I would highly highly recommend Iyengar yoga for scoliosis. It focuses on precise alignment and makes use of props to work with each individual’s body, and in this case curves. where are you located?
    try a class 2-3 times a week and they should give her some exercises she can do at home every day.
    please feel free to ask any more questions you may have!

  • Jen

    Check out Elise Miller for Yoga for Scoliosis. (http://www.yogaforscoliosis.com/). I work with a woman who has been managing severe scoliosis with yoga and she did some of her teacher training with Elise. There’s a link to people around the country who’ve trained with her, so maybe there’s someone in your area.

  • Dawn

    I have some scoliosis that’s pretty hard to detect now, since I started doing yoga about 15 years ago. I do between 20 minutes to an hour a day, and I can tell on the days that I don’t that my spinal movement is a little more limited. My sister has severe scoliosis and went the surgery route many years ago. She, to this day has so many health problems and constant back pain. She does no yoga and even uses her scoliosis as an excuse. I’m simply going to say that I feel good, and that I love yoga for that! Elise Browning Miller is a great resource. She has books and a DVD that are specifically titled Yoga for Scoliosis.

  • Wow Choe looks amazing. Yoga 3 times a week is perfect and relaxing and you receive wonderful results!

  • kchallant

    Thank you all for our reply’s. I will definitely check out Elise Miller and the Iyengar style for my daughter.

  • I have mild scoliosis and I feel like yoga has helped me. I’ve been doing it for a few years now, just moderately difficult poses. They became easy so I started doing some of them on the bosey ball. Now that takes a lot of balance and core strength. I don’t have a lot of back pain anymore. I’ve also learned that a curved spine can be linked to organ disease later in life. This was discovered many years ago and you can read about it below if you are interested.
    http://biovedawellness.com/2010/03/can-a-crooked-spine-cause-disease/

  • For scoliosis, I HIGHLY recommend schroth exercises (http://www.schrothmethod.com/). Seek out a physical therapy clinic that uses this method.

  • Melvina Philmon

    “Most scoliosis curves are minor and don’t require aggressive treatment, and surgery can usually correct more severe curves before they impact surrounding organs.” About 2% of women and 0.5% of men have scoliosis.-,…

    Most current piece of writing on our very own blog <http://www.healthwellnesslab.com

  • Emily

    She was in one of my yoga classes once, and it was at an Anusara studio!

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