Disability Attorneys See Client Benefits with Yoga –
As experienced disability attorneys in the Los Angeles area, we have helped thousands of clients who have suffered from serious disease and illness. And, over the years we have been pleased to see many members of the Cantrell Green family regain their mobility, independence & quality of life after suffering a disability.
In recent years we have seen more and more of our clients enjoy the benefits of gentle, relaxing and easy to do Yoga as part of working their way back to health!
This article is for our Social Security Disability clients and our Workers Compensation clients who are interested in exploring their options for improving their wellness and mobility.
What is Yoga? Los Angeles Disability Attorneys
The history of yoga extends back to ancient India, when it was originally practiced to improve tranquility, health and spiritual insight. But today more than 20 million Americans – including men and women of every age – practice Yoga to increase their flexibility, build muscle tone and improve their overall health.
In fact, even 44% of Americans who do not do Yoga say they are interested in trying it! If you are in that “curious” 44%, let’s talk about what Yoga can do for you!
Can I Do Yoga If I am Disabled? Los Angeles Attorneys
Absolutely! People may think they have to bend themselves into a pretzel to do Yoga. But that is really a myth. Yoga simply focuses on slow, easy, deliberate movements & breathing – that help your body realign, regain mobility and strengthen muscles. It can even be done in a sitting position!
Can Yoga Reverse Heart Disease & Diabetes? L.A. Attorneys
Many experts believe that Yoga can be a vital component of building a healthy lifestyle that may reverse many medical conditions – including heart disease and diabetes. And – while Yoga alone may not completely reverse these medical conditions – it is well documented that Yoga contributes numerous benefits to physical, physiological, mental and emotional wellbeing.
The American Heart Association states that – in addition to regular aerobic activity – muscle-strengthening activity at least 2 days per week is recommended. If you do not have the time (or the energy!) to go to the gym, Yoga is an excellent method of muscle-strengthening. And it is easier and more relaxing than working out with weights, too!
Yoga for Lowering Blood Pressure & Cholesterol
In addition to muscle-strength building benefits, Yoga can also help lower blood pressure, increase lung capacity, and improve respiratory function and heart rate, and boost circulation and muscle tone.
Additionally, acute emotional stress has a significant and adverse effect on the heart. Yoga can be a tremendous benefit to manage the stress. In fact, you will likely see the calming benefits of yoga right away. After your first yoga class, your blood pressure will likely be lower, you’ll be relaxed and you’ll feel better!
And, after as little as 12 weeks, you may see a dramatic increase in mobility, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
If you have heart disease, diabetes, mobility issues or are obese, consider talking to your doctor about starting a yoga program. A qualified and trained medical cardiac yoga instructor, arthritis yoga instructor or other certified Yoga program may be just what you need to get back on the road to recovery!
We have helped many disabled workers in California collect the maximum amount of Workers Compensation or Social Security benefits to which they are entitled. Call us today and we can help you understand the Workers Compensation or Social Security benefits for which you qualify.