By: Olivia Wells
Yoga and chiropractic care can be described as a “peanut butter and jelly” type of relationship, meaning they do go hand in hand. Both offer many health benefits to both your body and mind. When yoga is done as a supplement to chiropractic care, patients see an added reward; but the real question is how?
When done correctly, yoga can reduce stress and blood sugar levels and increase endurance, flexibility, balance, stamina, and range of motion. On the other hand, chiropractic care improves nervous system functions, range of motion, better joint mobility, and corrects body misalignments.
Here are a few reasons how and why yoga increases the effectiveness of chiropractic care:
- Yoga Strengthens Joints and Ligaments
Unlike many other forms of exercise, yoga focuses on ALL of the muscles in your body – even the small ones you might not even know you had. Greater muscle strength all around allows your larger muscles to work less, resulting in a more evenly balanced body which can prevent injuries and speed up recovery time for those who are already injured. Yoga promotes head-to-toe strength making your body more open and receivable to chiropractic care.
- Yoga Promotes Healing
Since yoga focuses on stretching and elongating your body, yoga exercises help release tension and stress built up throughout your body. Practicing yoga before a chiropractic appointment will help warm up your muscles and clear your mind.
- Yoga Increases Range of Motion
Each yoga session focuses on increasing your body’s flexibility and helps with the range of motion in the back, hips, neck, and other joints. Going into a chiropractic appointment equipped and ready with a better range of motion in multiple joints will allow for a more in-depth adjustment and more significant results.
- Yoga Prevents Future Injury
Like chiropractic care, yoga provides a way for patients to deal with chronic issues to reduce pain, inflammation, and other symptoms that may arise. A yoga regimen coupled with chiropractic care keeps the body aligned, balanced, muscles stretched and de-stressed and all joints operating and moving optimally.
Chiropractic care coupled with yoga offers many benefits to patients who are dealing with medical conditions or injuries. Ask your chiropractor to evaluate your health issues and whether adding yoga to your overall health plan would help you lead a better quality of life.
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