Yoga for Men

Yoga for Men
This guest post was written by Shari Duddy

Shari Duddy is a Yoga teacher and educator in New Jersey. Shari has many years of experience teaching Yoga

A lot of men believe that yoga is for women. In fact, it’s rare to see men in yoga classes. Most yoga teachers admit that the majority of their classes are made up of women. However, this is a sad fact for most yoga teachers because they’re fully aware of the great number of benefits men can reap from practicing yoga. For instance, if you’re a man who often faces stressful days on the job, you’re likely bringing those stressors home with you. And that increased stress at work can put stress on your relationships. But that isn’t all stress can do to your life. It can cause your body to become less able to function, piling health problem on top of health problem as you get older. Yoga can help you learn to relax and put your mind, as well as your body, at ease, thereby reducing the stress you feel in every area of your life. Yoga can also increase your strength and your flexibility. And if that’s not enough to get you to try yoga, what would you say to the knowledge that yoga can even increase your potency as a man? Thought so. Continue reading “Yoga for Men”

Health Benefits of Yoga

Benefits of Yoga
This guest post was written by Shari Duddy

Shari Duddy is a Yoga teacher and educator in New Jersey. Shari has many years of experience teaching Yoga

Yoga has been around for a very long time. It dates back to ancient times, more than 5,000 years ago, with many yoga and health experts saying even longer. Though many of the earliest recorded yoga practices have been lost or destroyed, there is still enough of that early information in existence and available today to see where current yoga practices and poses come from, regardless of the changes that have occurred over the centuries. So why is it still around? And why is it even more popular today than ever before? The answers are simple. Yoga has many health benefits. Today, yoga is widely practiced in the United States and throughout the world because of those benefits to mind and body. Experienced and knowledgeable yoga teachers recommend it for the many number of advantages it gives to mental and physical well-being. And, though many folks consider yoga’s benefits to be intangible, the truth is that yoga can bring many tangible health benefits as well. Continue reading “Health Benefits of Yoga”

Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Care and Pain Management

A chiropractor is one of those things where people that do go, love it, and people that don’t go, just don’t understand why a few cracks and pops can make someone feel better! Well, for those of you that do not go to a chiropractor I can say that it’s about more than just a few cracks and pops. It’s about pain management, posture, pain relief elimination and a whole lot more. If you ever truly wanted to know about the benefits of chiropractic care, but you didn’t know who to ask or you were afraid to ask, continue to read below where we go over some of benefits of going to a chiropractor in New Jersey.

Every single day, no matter how old you are, what type of job you have or what activities you do during the day, your bodies (joints, muscles, bones, tendons, etc.) are constantly under pressure. You also deal with a lot of stress and tension during the day. Because of this, you might experience what chiropractors call “micro injuries”. These types of injuries are usually pretty minor, but through time they become more and more painful and more and more agonizing. Then and only then do we actually seek help because it’s literally too much to stand anymore. Micro injuries are not prevalent in everyone, however, they are very common in people that work on computers throughout the day, people that have physically demanding jobs, and people that are active – either for fun or professionally and for people that have really hectic and rigorous schedules. Instead of letting a small ache or pain get worse to the point where you can’t take it anymore, you can stop it before it gets to that point by visiting a chiropractor that can address the situation early on – before it really becomes a problem.

If you have a lot of stress in your life, you know how it can affect you. Stress relief is one of if not THE most sought after treatment today. A lot of people visit massage therapists, but the one thing they don’t realize is that massage therapists don’t know everything there is to know about your body, specifically. They deal with the musculoskeletal every day, all day as well as your nervous system. They can tell when something is out of alignment or if you are collecting a certain sense of stress or tension in a specific part of your body. Relieving stress can make your mood better, make your posture better, less headaches and neck aches and just allows you to live a better more healthy lifestyle.

If you have a computer, phone, laptop or you even like to read – you might catch yourself leering over the object. It’s unhealthy. It creates all sorts of issues, not only when it comes to pain and aches in your neck, back and spine, but it can also lead to really bad posture! Thankfully, when you start to see a chiropractor they will be able to pinpoint exactly where your spine is not moving correctly and give you tips on how to stand and sit straighter. They also might help you address, how you stand, tilting of your body while walking or sitting, curvatures of the spine and how to work towards creating a strong spine. They even may suggest daily things you can do to create a better posture such as a back brace, better shoes, different types of exercises you can do to strengthen the spin and so much more!

If you have been dealing with a certain pain or ache over a prolonged amount of time – days, week, even years, a chiropractor can help increase flexibility, circulation, muscle and spasm reduction and deal with things like lactic acid, and increased oxygenation. They will also deal with a great way to deliver nutrients to the cells in your body – which can help create a quicker recovery time and the promotion of rapid self-healing. If you have any issues that revolve around your musculoskeletal system, a Chiropractor can help you deal with that pain and in some cases even offer help to eliminate pain altogether.