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4 Powerful Ways Yoga Increases the Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care

sun salutations in yoga practice4 Powerful Ways Yoga Increases the Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care

Yoga hasn't taken the world by storm, but it has gained steadily in popularity in the last decade. Originally developed thousands of years ago, the practice of breathing, posing, and stretching offers a variety of important health benefits. Reduced stress and blood pressure, increased flexibility and stamina, greater balance, and a better understanding of breathing techniques are all fabulous results of practicing yoga.

In addition to the normal exercise benefits yoga offers, the practice serves as a treatment for a variety of injuries and health conditions. Yoga embodies the link recognition between physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness, and it also reaches its fans in deeper ways than other forms of traditional exercise due to its meditative components.

Although the two disciplines come from entirely different histories, the concept that yoga heals the body in its entirety closely mirrors the concept behind chiropractic care.

These similar foundations offer enormous benefits to those suffering from a variety of injuries and conditions, who seek help from a chiropractor. By incorporating yoga sessions into their treatment, chiropractic patients often reap great rewards.

Here are four reasons why yoga and chiropractic work so well together as treatment partners:

Yoga Primes the Body for Healing

Practicing yoga stretches and elongates the body's muscles, releasing tension and stress. Before patients visit their chiropractors, yoga can serve to warm up their bodies and clarify their minds, so the chiropractor can dig into the root problem.

Yoga complements chiropractic treatment by preparing the body to heal itself.

Yoga Strengthens Joints & Ligaments

Dealing with a health condition or injury is frustrating and can seem like it takes forever to heal. Implementing yoga into a recovery plan helps strengthen joints and ligaments, which aids in promoting healing and cutting down the time it takes to get better.

Yoga works on the body as a whole and promotes greater well-being from head to toe. A stronger body absorbs chiropractic care more productively and deeply than one that is stiff, sore, and unhealthy.

Yoga Increases Range of Motion

Depending on the severity of an individual's specific condition, chiropractic patients may need several visits to get their bodies accustomed to care before their bodies begin to respond to treatment like they will once fully adjusted to treatment. Yoga sessions increase a body's flexibility and help with the range of motion in the neck, back, hips, and other joints.

By going into a chiropractic treatment regimen equipped with good range of motion, the patient is more pliable. This enables maximum results from chiropractic treatment because the chiropractor is able to offer more in-depth adjustments, for greater results, with less resistance from the body.

Yoga Prevents Future Injury

Many times, individuals seek chiropractic care for recurring issues.

Yoga provides an ongoing way for patients dealing with chronic issues to manage and reduce instances of pain, inflammation, and other symptoms. A regimen of yoga coupled with chiropractic care keeps the body aligned, its balance level, the muscles stretched and de-stressed, and the joints operating efficiently.

Both also serve to keep posture correct and ligaments strong. All of these create a body that is less susceptible to injury and less inclined for prior medical conditions to resurface. Individuals enjoy greater mobility for longer without changing their lifestyle activities.

Yoga has long been touted as the answer for many of the body's pertinent issues, and it's smart for individuals...Whether dealing with medical issues or in prime health, it's a smart move to check out the basics of yoga and give it a try.

Chiropractic care coupled with yoga offers a great many benefits to patients who are dealing with medical conditions or injuries.

Ask your chiropractor at Millar Chiropractic for an evaluation of your health issues and whether adding yoga to your overall health plan would help you lead a better, more active life.  Millar Chiropractic physicians are positioned uniquely to treat patients with both chiropractic techniques while introducing them to the benefits of yoga as well! Unlike most chiropractic facilities, we have two professional personal trainers on-staff at our downtown office in Huntsville, AL, and they are there every day, trained in yoga, available to work with our patients at any of our 6 clinics. 

If you're interested in taking your body up to the next level of health & wellness and would like to learn more about yoga or begin a yoga exercise regimen in tandem with chiropractic care, give Millar Chiropractic a call today. Our number is (256) 830-0000.  We are here for you! So please don't hesitate, call today!  Every journey starts somewhere...Start yours today with Millar Chiropractic by your side.

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