With its strengthening and stretching benefits, it probably makes sense that there are tons of benefits of combining yoga and chiropractic care. But have you ever considered Acro Yoga? This physical practice is a combination of yoga, acrobatics, and healing arts, especially Thai massage. It’s usually performed with a partner and a dramatic take on the art of yoga. It may look intimidating, especially if you’re experiencing back problems, but Acro Yoga has some remarkable benefits, especially in the area of chiropractic health. Here are some of the ways this remarkable practice can help you.
Strength and Balance
When you look at pictures of Acro Yoga practitioners balancing on their partners it’s clear that some poses require a lot of strength. However, getting to the more extreme poses is a journey, and along the
way you’ll learn a lot about your body. Increasing flexibility and gaining an understanding of how your muscles and bones support weight not only helps you to do the poses but also to move through your daily lifestyle safely. Having good balance is a major indicator of aging well, so it’s worth it to invest time and effort into the skill.
A central part of the practice of Acro Yoga is massage which is often paired with comprehensive chiropractic health. It combines seamlessly with the awareness of your body’s strengths and limits. Certain poses enable partners to guide each other through stretches and massage. Because this is done in supported poses, it enables them to work with muscles and joints from different angles than is possible with a traditional massage.
Helpful for All Body Types
You don’t have to fall into the stereotypes in order to do Acro Yoga. All different body types can develop skills and strength with this practice. A judgment-free zone like an Acro Yoga studio is a wonderful environment for anyone to grow in strength, fitness, and confidence.
At 100% Chiropractic we are here to help you on your journey to your best health. To learn more about the benefits of yoga and chiropractic, or to see how we can help you, contact your local chiropractor today.