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No matter how dynamic our lives seem to be, some things remain constant—such as our tendency to sit too much. Whether we’re sitting in cars for family road trips, planted at a desk with poor posture, or lounging on a couch after a long day, we are a sedentary culture. When muscles remain stationary, they shorten and tighten. Without proper stretching, short, tight muscles can lead to significant health issues. Common symptoms of stationary lifestyles include low back pain, tight hip flexors, shortened hamstrings, weak abdominals, and much more.
During this busy time of year, shake out those tight muscles with some yoga. We’ve compiled a list of restorative yoga poses that encourage physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. One of the key differences between restorative yoga and other forms of yoga is that when practicing restorative yoga, you do not contract your muscles. Your muscles will feel the gentle stretch of the positions, to release tension, focus on breathing, and feel a true sense of calm.
We recommend you do these exercises in a safe and comfortable setting. Check with your chiropractor if you have any questions or concerns when performing these exercises.
If pain or injury prevents you from being as active as you like, including pursuing many of the ways that movement can benefit your mind, body, and soul, please contact our office. As your partner in health, we are here for you whenever you need us.
To schedule an appointment, contact your nearest MCR Chiropractic office or submit the appointment request form below.