The yogic ideal of movement encourages the body to move freely and increases your range of motion. By regularly practicing yoga postures you will begin to experience your spine and muscles becoming more supple thereby preventing joint stiffening and muscle shortening that often accompanies injury, inactivity and aging.
The 4 main elements of yoga poses used in Spinal Care Therapy include:
- Forward Bends
- Backward Bends
- Lateral Stretches
A Basic Yoga Exercises Can Protect & Develop a Healthy Spine
Maintaining a healthy and limber spine is of utmost importance as it has a direct effect on your health and vitality; the structure is foundation of your body. The 33 vertebrae enclose the spinal cord which houses all the nerves that stem to the brain. Each vertebra has nerve openings that branch out to every part of the body. During a yoga class we often stretch our back in 6 directions: forwards and , laterally on each side and on each side. This creates a balance and symmetry in your spinal column, promoting the health of your entire spine, from the cervical vertebrae in your neck to the lowest lumbar vertebrae. Balanced spinal flexibility leads to the proper functioning of your vertebrae and nerves. When a vertebra is out of alignment its associated nerves, muscles and internal organs resultantly suffer as well, causing a lot of pinching back pain and a degeneration of health.
We provide energy healing through a combination of touch and breathing techniques. By channeling your own energy and vibrancy the body starts to use its innate intelligence to come into a healthy alignment. This helps to connect with your body and mind to physically release built up stress and acute pain especially along the spinal column.
We provide restoration in the form of guided relaxation and meditations. This helps to bridge the gap between your awareness and your physical form. By bringing consciousness to areas around the body that feel continuous discomfort we allow cells to restore in a peaceful and nurturing setting.
Flexibility can be improved more quickly and retained longer than any other aspect of physical fitness. As you hold each stretch you will gradually impart increasing flexibility to your muscles, joints and spine- regardless of your age or current physical condition. Once achieved, you will find that you can retain this wonderfully flexible state for your entire lifetime.
Often after an injury or from degeneration muscles become inactive and too much pressure is put on our bones and joints, this causes further damage and restriction in movement. By establishing strength in dormant muscles and building key muscles in the spine through resistance training to relieve pain around vertebral disks.
Additionally, these yoga postures have direct benefits to the better functioning of your lymphatic system. Lymph nodes are rich in white blood cells which determine the strength of your immunity. The only way lymphatic circulation is ensured is through contractions and stretching of your skeletal muscles and no other exercise does a better job than yoga! When performed with correct alignment in postures should make you feel light and tall, and can alleviate accumulated tension around the back, neck and shoulders. The general rule in spinal care therapy is to keep your back elongated and allow for the curvature right through your spine.