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  • Writer's pictureDr. Bonnie Verhunce

3 Benefits of Combining Chiropractic Care with Yoga - 1/11/2023

Are you looking for a way to protect your overall health and wellness? If so, you have probably thought about performing yoga. Yoga is a great way to dissipate lactic acid, increase muscle strength, and improve your flexibility. If you want to get the most out of the time you spend in yoga class, you should consider combining it with chiropractic care. A chiropractor is a trained professional who uses manual therapy to make sure your joints, ligaments, and tendons are in proper alignment.

What are a few of the top benefits of combining yoga with chiropractic care?

1. Yoga Can Make It Easier to Perform Chiropractic Adjustments

When you perform yoga regularly, your joints, ligaments, and tendons will become more flexible. This means that your chiropractor will have an easier time getting your body in proper alignment and have your body hold the chiropractic adjustment longer.

Of course, chiropractic care can also make it easier for you to push yourself in the yoga studio. When all of your joints and ligaments are in the right places, you will have an easier time holding poses without placing undue stress on your joints, ligaments and/or tendons. This is one of the best ways that both activities work well together.

2. Chiropractic Care Can Reduce Your Chances of Getting Hurt

Even though it is unusual, people can get hurt doing yoga from time to time. They may hold a pose for too long, or they may push their bodies a bit too far. If you visit your chiropractor regularly, you can reduce your chances of getting hurt.

A chiropractor will make sure that all of your ligaments, tendons, and bones are in the right places. That way, when you hold various yoga poses, you don't have to worry about something slipping out of place and getting torn, sprained, or strained.

3. Chiropractic Care and Yoga Can Help You Improve Your Posture

Finally, when you perform yoga and visit your chiropractor regularly, you can dramatically improve your posture. One of the major benefits of performing yoga is that you strengthen smaller muscles that you may not ordinarily work. This makes it easier for you to keep your body in the right posture when you are walking, sitting, or standing.

If you want to make it even easier for you to keep your vertebrae in the right locations, you need to visit your chiropractor regularly. A chiropractor can measure the alignment of your vertebrae and use manual therapy, also known as chiropractic adjustments, to make sure they are in the right locations.

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