Yoga and chiropractic care have a lot in common and can complement each other perfectly. Regular yoga practices can reduce stress and blood sugar levels, increase flexibility, endurance, and balance, and strengthen your joints and muscles. On the other hand, chiropractic care helps to heal deep rooted pains and spasms by improving nervous system function, correcting spinal misalignments and promoting better joint mobility. Though they can work independently, yoga has the ability of enriching Chiropractic care by making the person more flexible. When combined, yoga and chiropractic care allow a person to reach their optimal state of function much more easily.
You see, yoga prepares the body for chiropractic healing by warming up your muscles and releasing the built up stress and tension. In order to treat a deep-rooted condition through Chiropractic care, flexibility of your muscles and joints is crucial. With easy mobility, your body can take up a normal range of motion, which is required for normal function. The stiffness of muscles and joints will not allow your body to move properly, which reduces the blood’s flow in the body as well as joint motion, increasing the stress on your spine and the nervous system. Yoga practice enhances the effects of chiropractic care by improving asymmetry, flexibility and mobility of the body.
Chiropractic care focuses on locating and correcting structural shifts in the spine that cause secondary conditions (symptoms) in the body. However, this advice comes with a caveat. If you are injured or your movements are restricted due to an accident, doing yoga could make it worse. So this advice is not for everyone.
In most circumstances though, both yoga and Chiropractic care help to create a body that is less susceptible to future injury by aligning the body, promoting balance, and ensuring proper joint functions. When both are done in tandem, the results are more progressive than when done alone. Apart from improved strength and flexibility, yoga also reduces stress and blood pressure, and at the same time improves stamina. It eliminates muscle stress, soreness, stiffness and inflammation and puts the body into a state more conducive to receive chiropractic care.
If Chiropractic care helps to align the spine and balance the body, yoga strengthens the muscle surrounding the spine, thereby providing better support. For optimum health and well-rounded treatment, yoga and chiropractic care can work best together.
Sufficiently interested? Hop across to the nearest yoga center to make your body flexible. And if you find yourself in Santa Clara, Esha Yoga is where you should head. Better health is only a stone’s throw away.
And remember, there are many chiropractors in the area that temporarily reduce symptoms. However, if you are looking for a more comprehensive approach, check out Platinum Chiropractic. They focus on Neuro-Structural correction and are located in Santa Clara, just down the road from Esha Yoga.