Are you sure its fat, and just not your ribcage thrusting out, due to your curve?
Or muscle overcompensation, to keep your body as straight as possible?
For example, my right back ribcage, thrusts out more than my left.
Its really obvious when I am at the gym and doing something in front of the mirror like the warrior pose... or even a plank.
And in front, my lower ribcage is angled out, so that I have have what looks like a second set of um... breasts. ha I can make these "lower lady lumps" disappear, by tucking my rib cage in and contorting myself into an odd position that leaves the rest of me looking like Quasi Moto. ha So I just live with my asymmetry and am thankful for clothes! ha
Yoga has really helped my spine. I can do all sorts of stuff now, that I could not do a year ago, including flattening my back completely on the floor without any pain at all. And doing a twist on my back, with with my shoulders and arms spread out flat on the floor, and my lower body twisted to one side or another.
I also have found that keeping my shoulders and hips level... using proper form when weight lifting, to be helpful.
So I'd say try some weights and yoga.
Make sure you tell your instructor that you have scoliosis.
Don't push yourself too hard... do what's comfortable, and work up to your goal slowly.
Yes it does take a while to get some flexibility, but its an ongoing process and you're not leaving the planet anytime soon!
| current weight: 146.0