Yoga to some is relaxation. Yoga to others is strengthening.
Yoga to others is exercise. To West Des Moines chiropractic patients,
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers some inviting information about the effects of yoga and
various postures on the heart, blood pressure and core muscles which support
. Yoga may add that special something to the treatment plan of back
for some patients by strengthening those core muscles.
First, a group of researchers studied particular yoga postures
(Asanas) for their effects on heart rate, blood pressure, systolic pressure and
diastolic pressure. Rather than share all the specifics of each posture,
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa found it interesting to note the balance of yoga. Some postures
increase blood pressures while others decrease them. Some postures’ effects even
differ between right and left sided performance. Postures requiring effort
exertion done before relaxation provide greater cardiovascular recovery. (1)
Yoga can be exertive and relaxing as well as beneficial.
And the benefits of yoga don’t stop with the cardiovascular
system. The muscular system benefits, too. Plus, for those West Des Moines
chiropractic patients who have back pain, yoga’s approach to strengthening the
core to support the spine may be the better balanced approach. Why? Because abdominal
exercises like sit-ups promote a slouched posture and diaphragm compression whereas
yoga postures promote a more upright posture and openness for breathing. And
exercises like sit-ups often encourage quantity. “How many sit-ups did you do
today?” The more beneficial approach is the quality approach to abdominal core
strengthening: upright posture, breathing. (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa encourages
exercise and is ready to discuss and even demonstrate how quality beats
quantity when it comes to abdominal exercise for the spine-supporting core.
So contact Executive Chiropractic of Iowa today for a West Des Moines
chiropractic care consultation about your spine conditions like back
pain and leg pain as well as about the quality of your core exercises. A few yoga
postures may be logical additions to your West Des Moines chiropractic treatment
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