When it comes to chiropractic care, most chiropractors will agree that it takes more than chiropractic alone to completely heal you and improve your overall quality of life. There are several things you need to do along with chiropractic care to see the best results possible, and one of them is exercise. When most think of exercise, they imagine heart-pumping aerobics like cardio, but the truth is that practices like yoga are great for the body. Here is how working yoga into your routine will support a healthy spine and body.
What is Yoga?
You probably already have an idea of what exactly yoga is — strange poses and deep breathing, right? Not exactly. Yoga’s primary focus is to develop balance between the body and the mind while increasing strength and flexibility. Yoga encourages you to focus on a different set of muscles as you hold different poses, and often builds muscles in the back and core as a result. That is very beneficial for your spine, since a strong core and back can help support the work your chiropractor is doing.
Chiropractic Care & Yoga
As your chiropractor, it i our job to relieve joint dysfunctions and restrictions and the symptoms they cause. In order to accomplish this, we often use targeted spinal adjustments. In conjunction with chiropractic, yoga helps keep you strong and flexible, which is important for a healthy body of any age. Studies show that chiropractic and yoga have these additional benefits:
Improve posture – The goal of your chiropractic adjustments is to promote health through a body free of joint restrictions and dysfunctions. In order for this to occur, good posture is necessary. Yoga helps promote proper posture and can lead to long-term improvement.
More effective stretching – Yoga encourages you to hold poses for extended periods of time, helping to relieve muscles tension and improve circulation.
Reduce stress – Yoga and chiropractic care can reduce stress, which leads to increased physical comfort and relaxation.
Just about anyone can benefit from the combination of chiropractic care and yoga. if you’d like to learn more about practicing yoga, simply contact us or ask during your next adjustment. We look forward to helping you on your path to great health!