You may already be a regular at Dean Chiropractic which serves the Michigan tri-county communities with preeminent chiropractic care. You are very pleased with the outcome of your treatments and are knowledgeable about the importance of maintaining posture with proper alignment and the value of taking care of your spine. Yet, you wonder, what can I do between visits to supplement the gains of my chiropractic care? One way to additionally increase the benefits is through the practice of yoga.
Yoga involves physical postures, called “asanas” that stretch and strengthen the body. What makes yoga unique among physical exercises is that these postures are done in coordination with breathing. The focus and mindfulness that yoga practice requires allows you to observe your body’s habitual movement patterns more clearly, which means you will be able to identify how and when your spine goes out of alignment. This allows proactively catching issues in earlier stages and often break habits that harm your body. Deep and calm breathing also relaxes the muscles and decreases emotional tension. The musculature around the spine begins to balance, the hamstrings and hips open, and the core strengthens. All of these factors contribute beautifully to maximize the benefits of chiropractic care.
When your chiropractor manipulates your spine and other body parts into alignment, yoga practice helps to maintain these improvements. Even practicing for just 20 minutes, three times a week, can help enhance the effects of chiropractic treatments. Moving the spine in all six of its possible directions is one of the best ways to keep mobility and flexibility in the whole body. This creates an environment for spinal adjustments to hold and to take greater effect. Your doctors at Dean Chiropractic are here to support you in your journey to vibrant health. Ask Dean Chiropractic how you can further supplement your chiropractic care.