Every gardener knows the various aches and pains associated with the work that goes into gardening. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Add a few minutes of the right Yoga poses and most, if not all the aggravation can be alleviated.
The Yin and Yang Of Yoga And Gardening
When we garden, the enthusiasm we put into the work cloaks the stress we put on our bodies until later when the after effects kick in. It’s a natural result that’s hard to avoid.
Gardening and Yoga are opposites in the sense that one (gardening) causes the things that the other (yoga) relieves. And yet they’re a lot alike. They both provide the basis for a positive experience as long as you put the work in you’ll get the results. Yin and Yang.
A little Before And A Little After Goes A Long Way
Do a little before and a little after. A little Yoga before gardening can reduce the after effects gardening has on our bodies. Then a little Yoga after gardening can help to revitalize your body from the stress of bending, reaching, squatting and more.
Benefits Of Yoga Before Gardening
Doing Yoga before gardening will help with muscle strain, lower back stress, sciatic nerve impingement, muscle spasm, pressure on your spinal cord, and disc herniation. That was quite a mouthful but the benefits really do cover a lot of things you can mitigate.
Benefits Of Yoga After Gardening
Doing Yoga after gardening reduces stiffness in the spine, lower back, hips, chest, and shoulders. The stretching and twisting of the poses not only hydrates the spinal discs, but they also lengthen, relax, and work to realign the spine.
Think Of It This Way
What would you rather do?
Ten minutes of yoga before and after gardening and avoid the after effects.
Skip the yoga and suffer through the pain for a day or more.
The choice is yours. All it takes is three short exercises before and three more after. Twenty minutes total and you don’t have to buy the icy hot.
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Do Ten Minutes of Yoga Before and After Gardening and Avoid the After Effects
3 of the best yoga routines to do specifically before the physical activities of gardening and 3 special yoga routines to do that will revitalize your body after working in the garden.
Add a few minutes of the right Yoga poses and most, if not all the aggravation can be alleviated.