Chiropractic and Yoga
As I was expertly showing my secretary how I do a headstand, I thought about how much better I felt from doing yoga. For those of you who come in my office, those weird marks about eye level in the hallway make sense now. Just to finish stroking my ego… I no longer need the wall. Yoga has become very popular and has been given credit for tons of health benefits. Your Woodbridge, Dale City VA Chiropractor wants to share some of them with you.
According to studies published in Yoga Journal, more than 16 million Americans engage in yoga, and nearly one person in every eight describes themselves as “very” or “extremely” interested in this ancient practice.
How Yoga Benefits Us All
The benefits of yoga are impressive. If you’re considering adding a yoga routine into your life, here are some of the advantages you can expect to receive:
It’s a great way to increase balance, strength, flexibility, and endurance.
It’s a wonderful way to complement a standard workout by complementing repetitive training motions.
It’s a great way to calm the mind.
It’s a perfect exercise for people of all fitness levels.
It’s an effective way to help lower blood pressure.
It helps bring awareness to negative thoughts and fears.
It increases “mindfulness.”
How Chiropractic Care Heals
The benefits of regular chiropractic care are almost too numerous to list; however, it’s very effective for treating the following conditions:
Neck and back pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Pain in the arms, wrists, feet, and ankles
High blood pressure
Many other health problems
Combining Yoga and Chiropractic Care
I often think of yoga and chiropractic care as the peanut butter and jelly of complementary care. Although they’re both very different methods of treatment, they combine to create a healthy treat that almost everyone can enjoy.
These two treatment methods work well together because chiropractic treatment is used to enhance the function of the neurological system by improving the relationship of the spine with the rest of the body. Once the spine is realigned, then yoga can support the strengthening of the supporting muscles through a series of poses which improve both strength and posture. Different yoga poses work to calm the central nervous system and to increase the spine’s range of motion.
The benefits don’t end on the physical level. Proponents of yoga and chiropractic care are as equally focused on the advantages that these treatments provide for the mind as well as the body. Many alternative and complementary therapies share the philosophy that total wellness can only be achieved by treating mind, body and soul.
Yoga and chiropractic care are two separate philosophies that both work to better the mind, body and soul. When combined, these two methods of healthcare work together to make us stronger, more flexible and happier.
Talk to your chiropractor about yoga. Your chiropractic team knows how valuable yoga is for your health and will be able to answer any questions that you may have.
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