Benefits of Aligning the Body
When the body is “out of alignment,” the weight of the body is no longer supported by the bones, amplified with the force of gravity pulling us downward, the weight of the body can cause severe unnecessary stress to the muscular-skeletal system. Many aches, pains and injuries stem from an already tight, misaligned body. With the body in this state, it doesn’t take much more stress, to cause more pain or, to seriously injure oneself.
Aligning the body can be achieved through many different routes. Two very effective techniques to align, stretch and relax the body are Yoga and Massage. Both can be passive and active techniques depending on the chosen medium and exercise. Both are good choices for a healthy, pain free life.