Downward-facing dog. Child’s pose. Extended side angle pose. These are all names of common yoga poses that are fun, easy, and promise to get your body moving. So why on earth is a chiropractic office talking about yoga? Well, not only do we encourage our clients to add yoga to their daily routine, but we’ve gone a step further and included yoga classes in our growing list of services.

In November, we began offering yoga classes from 7:30-8:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each class is taught by the amazing yogini herself, Jacque Riney, and is designed to meet you exactly where you are in your total body wellness journey.

Brain-Body Connection Chiropractic is going beyond standard adjustments to offer everything from medical exercises to stretch therapy, massages, and now — one of the oldest disciplines in the world — yoga!

“It’s always a good day when you can hit the yoga mat and get moving, especially right now
with people being at home as much as they are,” Jacque tells us. “People are very sedentary as they
work from home, sit and watch TV, and get on their cellphones. We simply have very little body movement going on.
As a result, we are tighter, less flexible, and our immune system is suppressed.”

Who can benefit from yoga?

The quick answer is everyone. Yoga has been around for at least 5,000 years. Yoga is low-impact, full mind and body exercise that combines various physical postures and breathing techniques to promote everything from core and upper body strength to proper body alignment, flexibility, proper breathing, and spiritual healing. Its benefits are too numerous to count, but just a few of the bigger ones include:

  • Increased flexibility
  • Weight loss
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Decrease stress and anxiety
  • Relax muscles and reduce chronic pain
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Balanced metabolism
  • Cardio and circulatory health improvements
  • Injury protection
  • Increased muscle strength and tone
  • Increased energy and vitality
  • Promote better sleep

Yoga is great for nearly any chiropractic patient we see because of the fact that it is low-impact and can be geared toward restorative treatment. More importantly, the exercises themselves — and there are many — can be modified to fit any fitness level and age. Jacque held a class recently and worked with participants in their 20s to one client who was 68 years young. And it was the older student who was the most flexible!

The goal of our new yoga classes is to get the whole body moving and promote healing. Classes are held live, and those of you who are interested in attending don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get involved. It is $11 for drop ins, or prepay at $111 for a month, which is 12 sessions.

All classes are held at Brain-Body Connection Chiropractic, and participants are asked to bring their own mat, towel, and water.

“People who come to chiropractic get the results they’ve been looking for. And once that happens, it opens
their mind to bigger things. They feel empowered to do more, such as exercise, drink more water, change up their
nutrition, etc.,” Jacque added. “It’s all about total wellness, and what Dr. Twila has
going on right now really looks out for the total body journey.”

Call Brain-Body Connection Chiropractic today

The goal at Brain-Body Connection Chiropractic is to continue offering all your chiropractic and wellness needs under one roof. This allows us to treat everything from a backache to poor posture, range of motion issues, post-injury management, a herniated disc, scoliosis, and more. Sometimes, all you need is a quick adjustment from a chiropractor, but Dr. Twila Henderson and her growing team will always do a complete evaluation to see if more techniques are needed to help your brain and body function properly.

Call us today for your next chiropractic appointment.