How Yoga and Chiropractic Fit Together
By Sara Butler
Yoga hasn’t exactly taken the world by storm but it is becoming more popular every day. If you’re unfamiliar with the practice of yoga, then here’s a small breakdown: It’s basically a way to combine stretching, breathing and posing that results in several benefits to your health. Yoga also happens to be a great compliment to chiropractic care! Here’s why you may want to consider making yoga a part of your routine for chiropractic health!
Health Benefits and Beyond
Yoga has been found to have many of the same benefits as chiropractic care. It reduces stress, increases stamina and flexibility, reduces blood pressure and improves balance. Plus, the breathing techniques learned through practicing yoga help you to better understand the importance of breathing techniques for your overall health and wellness.
Yoga also happens to be a great thing to pair with chiropractic since it helps to reinforce the connection between your body and your mind – one of the cornerstones of chiropractic care!
Yoga Helps Your Body Heal
If you are injured and see your chiropractor for treatment, then throwing yoga into your rehabilitation mix can help your body to heal. Yoga can help to stretch your muscles, helping to relieve tension and stress as it helps to prime your body for chiropractic treatment. One of the cornerstones of the chiropractic philosophy is that it allows your body to do what it was made to do – heal itself. Yoga helps it to reach that goal!
Strengthen Joints and Ligaments
If you’re dealing with an injury or other health condition, then there’s no doubt that recovery can be frustrating. When you integrate yoga into your recovery plan you are helping to make your ligaments and joints even stronger, which helps to promote healing and also helps to cut down your recovery time.
A stronger body is a body ready to absorb all the benefits that chiropractic care has to offer, and there’s few ways to help strengthen your body better than yoga.
Increase Range of Motion
Your body’s flexibility and range of motion are very important to your overall health, as well as your ability to recover from injury. Yoga can help to increase the flexibility of your hips, back, neck and other joints with gentle stretching. That way, when you get on the chiropractor’s table the treatment can be more in-depth with better results all due to your flexibility!
If you are interested and yoga but aren’t sure where to start, then ask your chiropractor about it during your next visit to The Joint Chiropractic!