Yoga and chiropractic are two entirely different methods of care. And yet, they’re wonderfully complementary. Here’s why yoga and holistic chiropractic are such a good combination, and why incorporating both methods of treatment into your health care is so worthwhile.
THE BENEFITS OF YOGA
Millions of Americans practice yoga, which means many of us are enjoying benefits like:
- Improves balance, strength, flexibility, even endurance
- Offers a valuable complement to repetitive training movements like weight lifting
- Calms the mind
- Suitable for people at all fitness levels and abilities
- Helps create and encourage mindfulness
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces stiffness and tension in the back, neck, shoulders, hips and pelvis
In yoga, people learn how to make a link between mental focus, breath, and movement. The emphasis is mental and spiritual, but the physical benefits are just as valuable. Finding time for even just 20 minutes on your mat a few times a week can help promote big changes on multiple levels – physically, mentally and emotionally.
THE BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC
We’ve written before about the benefits of holistic chiropractic care.
Here are just a few conditions chiropractic can help treat and even resolve:
- Neck and pain pain
- Shoulder pain
- Joint pain in the feet, wrists and ankles
- Carpel tunnel
- Sleep disorders
Chiropractic care releases interference to the nervous system, which benefits our physical state. But finding relief from pain and inflammation has a profound impact on our overall well-being beyond the physical. There are emotional and mental benefits when our physical conditions are improved.
YOGA AND CHIROPRACTIC – A GREAT COMBINATION
At its simplest, an aligned spine improves the state of the body. This makes way for yoga to strengthen the supporting muscles. Different yoga poses are also beneficial for calming the central nervous system and they can help increase the spine’s range of motion. And those are just the physical benefits of these kinds of care! Remember, true health isn’t simply the absence of symptoms. It’s about vitality, energy and radiance, and the beneficial pairing of chiropractic and yoga can help us move closer to that state.