Chiropractic + Yoga: Complementary Practices, Increased Benefits

Both yoga and chiropractic care have enjoyed a rise in popularity over the last decade due to the healthy ways they benefit both the mind and body. As a matter of fact, chiropractic and yoga have a lot in common, and when practiced together, you can gain added rewards in terms of your flexibility, balance, strength and endurance.

Strengthening Ligaments and Joints

Many forms of exercise target only one group of muscles at a time or focus on major muscles only, like your biceps or quads. Yoga, conversely, strengthens all the muscles, even the smaller ones we don’t think about much. Increasing strength in these muscles means less work for your major muscles and an increase of balance in the body. This reduces the risk of injury and makes recovery times shorter if you do suffer an injury. A body made stronger through yoga may also respond better to chiropractic techniques than one that is unbalanced, sore and stiff.

Promoting Healing and Reducing Stress

Yoga practices elongate and stretch the body while releasing stress and tension. If you practice before your chiropractic appointment, your muscles will be warmer and more relaxed, allowing our chiropractics to more readily begin treatments focused on healing.

Boosting Mobility and Range of Motion

Our patients often want their issues or injuries to be solved immediately. We get it — it’s frustrating when your body doesn’t work or feel the way you want it to. However, we often have to spend time “prepping” the body for healing and recovery. Yoga can be an important component of this because it improves your body’s range of motion and flexibility. This is especially important for people who suffer from hip, back, neck or joint pain. The more you work to increase your range of motion and mobility outside of our clinic, the less prep work we have to do during your visit.

Reducing the Risk of Injury

Both chiropractic and yoga promote balance, relieve tension, keep the body aligned and encourage your joints to operate properly. All of these benefits combine to create an even better one: reducing your risk of future injury. Contact us today to make an appointment for chiropractic care in Vancouver WA to begin your journey toward a life free of injury or pain.

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