Yoga is a great complement to any existing therapy or treatment. The biggest difference between any conventional physical treatment and workouts at your local rec or fitness center and the practice of Yoga is the emphasis on concentrating on the breath.
Studies suggest that much deeper breathing brings more oxygen into your body which nurtures the cells of the body, renewing blood and promoting recovery. The motion of the breath inside your body provides stability in your postures and gives you greater stamina. Slow, balanced breathing brings more versatility in your stretches and assists to soothe your mind.
Yoga challenges you to hold specific positions anywhere from a couple of seconds to a minute or more. Particularly beneficial for the spinal column are positions that need the usage of the core muscles, which assist with spine motion and stability and assist to lower the danger of injury. The great thing about practicing yoga in a therapy pool is that the buoyancy of the water helps support your spinal column and postural muscles reducing the fear and danger of falling while letting you hold these postures with ease.
While you are holding specific muscles bend, permitting the antagonistic muscles to unwind and extend. Extending the hamstring and hip muscles broadens movement in the hips, assisting to minimize tension on the low back. With constant practice, this stacking will end up being natural and you will observe the subtle benefits. Enabling the structure of the bones to support each other will minimize stress in the muscles and help prevent lower back discomfort.
Practicing in a body of water is a great way to also increase body awareness. After you have been practicing yoga for a while, you might begin to experience more flexibility as well as an awareness of your body’s constraints. This awareness is necessary in giving you the mental peace and restful benefits of yoga and all these positive results are further amplified practicing in a pool of water.