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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