Osteopathy and Yoga
By Brunswick Family Medicine
June 16, 2020
Tags: Yoga  
YogaOsteopathic therapy focuses on areas of the body with limited mobility, such as restrictions in the connective and muscle tissue. Manual manipulation, just like what a chiropractor specializes in, helps restore these tissues to optimal health. If you want to enhance the systems of your body, from the digestive system to the hormonal, circulatory, and immune systems, osteopathy might be the right move for you. Yoga targets the body, mind, and soul as one, and it is the belief of yoga instructors everywhere that these three things are connected. Optimal health is achieved when great care is given to your body, mind, and soul. When you combine osteopathic therapy and yoga, however, the benefits are insurmountable. 
Combining Osteopathy and Yoga
Osteopathy in combination with yoga is a holistic approach that helps a patient with relaxation, detoxification, better mobility of the spine and joints, and the strengthening of the immune system. The stronger your body is, the harder it is to become injured. Yoga therapy is a great way to accomplish this goal. Yoga complements osteopathic therapy quite a lot, maximizes it even, with the addition of stretches to strengthen the musculoskeletal system, pranayama breathing techniques, exercises that reduce sympathetic nervous system activity, and inverse postures that open the thorax.
Mental Benefits
  • Better management of stress
  • Decreases back and neck pain
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Increases good, mental well-being
  • Minimizes headaches
  • Better control of addiction, such as drug abuse
  • Improves concentration
Physical Benefits
  • Promotes circulatory health
  • Improved athleticism
  • Increases injury protection
  • Assists in weight loss
  • Increases energy and vitality
  • Maximizes flexibility
  • Increases muscle strength and tone
  • Helps maintain a healthy metabolism
Do you think your body could benefit from osteopathic therapy combined with yoga? Call us today for more information or to set up an appointment! We are happy to address any questions or concerns you may have.