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Yogapractic - why knot?

knot“After one treatment, I was suddenly able to enjoy postures I’d pretty much given up on” -HL, Camyoga patient

Yoga is the perfect daily practice to keep you strong and flexible - so why would a dedicated yogi need chiropractic?

Here’s why: imagine you’re pulling a piece of elastic. It stretches equally along its whole length - just like a totally happy yoga body in a stretch. Now imagine the same piece of elastic, but this time a knot’s been tied in it, so there’s a loop in the middle. As you stretch the elastic this time, the long pieces stretch again. But there’s a loop that’s not joining in, because it can’t. In a human body, this could be because of muscle tightness, for example, or a tiny misalignment at a joint, or even an internal scar.

You might be looking at your elastic by now, wondering why it won’t reach as far as it used to. You might be devoted to your practice and stretch your human elastic more and more. You might focus your work on that area that gives you pain, won’t shift, or stiffens after practice.

Think, though. Which bit of this elastic is going to fray? The bit that’s going to fray is the piece that’s working, but working overtime. If one part of you is mysteriously sore (low-back, typically) or tight (hamstrings!), it could well be compensating for another part of you.

Chiropractic treatment goes straight for the knot. Why not come and see Mary at the Great Shelford studio, and discuss freeing yourself up for a spring forward in your yoga. 15-minute individual assessments are completely free of charge.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMary is a registered McTimoney chiropractor and a Camyoga 200hr yoga teacher. She also uses myofascial release, massage and cranial laser therapy as appropriate. Chiropractors are Primary Care Practitioners and are regulated by the General Chiropractic Council. Email

The Benefits of Combining Yoga & Chiropractic

The Benefits of Combining Yoga & Chiropractic


"I have been lucky enough to learn the combined healing forces of regular yoga practice with chiropractic treatment." - Mary Young

Chiropractic is a straight forward method of adjusting the bones of your body to improve the alignment of your skeleton, and through this process help the nervous system to work more efficiently. The purpose of chiropractic care is to realign and rebalance your body to relieve pain and discomfort, and increase mobility.

The McTimoney method of chiropractic was developed by the late John McTimoney over 50 years ago and is well known for being a precise, whole body approach to chiropractic care. The gentle nature of the McTimoney method makes it especially suitable for people of all ages.

maryyoung2Mary Young will be offering McTimoney chiropractic from our Camyoga South studios on Friday mornings, with appointments available between 9am and noon.

"After a road accident left me unbroken but bruised and torn for months, I have been lucky enough to learn the combined healing forces of regular yoga practice with chiropractic treatment.

Yoga is a fantastic way to support and strengthen the body's healing process and chiropractic is the perfect addition at the moments when the body just needs some extra help. Whether after a trauma or simply to relieve the impacts of a demanding life, the combination is amazing."

If you haven't had chiropractic before, why not book in for a free spine check and find out how it might work for you? It's called a spine check, but be also sure to mention your headaches, your achilles pain, and the fact that your left pinkie doesn't straighten! You'll be surprised by how many problems chiropractics can help you with!


 To book an appointment, a spine check or just to find out more about the benefits of chiropractic and how it can help you, email Mary at You can also find out more on her website: