Our wonderful Chiropractor Dr Holly Thornton is an avid lover of yoga and you may have benefitted already from her expertise and knowledge. Yoga can help with many concerns with muscle aches, flexibility and posture. Holly incorporates her fondness of yoga practice into your Chiropractic care to give you the best tools to work from home.
Holly has put together her “Top 5” Yoga poses to aid with flexibility, posture and muscle aches.
Take a break. Balasana is a restful pose that can be sequenced between more challenging asanas .
Gently stretches the hips, thighs, and ankles.
Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and fatigue.
Relieves back and neck pain when done with head and torso supported.
Cow Pose/Cat Pose
Cow Pose is an easy, gentle way to warm up the spine.
Stretches the front torso and neck
Cat Pose a gentle massage to the spine and belly organs.
Warrior II Pose
Named for a fierce warrior, an incarnation of Shiva, this version of Warrior Pose increases stamina.
Strengthens and stretches the legs and ankles
Stretches the groins, chest and lungs, shoulders
Stimulates abdominal organs
Relieves backaches, especially through second trimester of pregnancy
Therapeutic for carpal tunnel syndrome, flat feet, infertility, osteoporosis, and sciatica.
Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose
Oh, your aching back? Or maybe you can’t crack those tight hamstrings. Supta Padangusthasana or Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose is for you.
Stretches hips, thighs, hamstrings, groins, and calves
Strengthens the knees
Stimulates the prostate gland
Relieves backache, sciatica, and menstrual discomfort
Therapeutic for high blood pressure, flat feet, and infertility
Reclining Bound Angle Pose
A classic restorative posture, Supta Baddha Konasana or Reclining Bound Angle Pose can be modified for any level of hip and groin resistance.
Stimulates abdominal organs like the ovaries and prostate gland, bladder, and kidneys.
Stimulates the heart and improves general circulation.
Stretches the inner thighs, groins, and knees.
Helps relieve the symptoms of stress, mild depression, menstruation and menopause.
Yoga has been a practice studied and performed for more than 5,000 years and is popular all around the world. Just 15 minutes of yoga a day can rewire your brain chemistry and boost your mood.
From honing flexible muscles to building mental fortitude, the benefits of yoga encompass both mind and body. The best bit? You don’t have to practice for hours on end to achieve them. In fact, the benefits of yoga are so potent, even a simple 15-minute daily routine is enough to totally transform your health.