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Langley Chiropractor Blog : Yoga in Langley

April 9th, 2019 Comments Off

Did you know that yoga has been shown to be effective in the treatment of chronic/long term low back pain? We often get questions about where to go for yoga in Langley. Dr. Freedman took the time to create a resource list of yoga studios and classes at rec centres in Langley.

There are many different styles of yoga:

  • Hatha yoga – Generally a slower moving practice with some stretching, breathing and maybe meditation depending on the teacher. Usually suitable for all levels.
  • Flow yoga – A more active yoga practice with movement between each pose. Suitable if you are not currently injured and have a baseline of fitness.
  • Power yoga – An active, strength building practice. Suitable if you are not currently injured and have a baseline of fitness.
  • Yin Yoga – A small number of yoga poses held for a long time in order to get a deep stretch. Suitable for all levels if you are not currently injured.
  • Restorative yoga – A very gentle, calm practice, often using a lot of pillows and other props, typically sitting or lying on the ground. Suitable for all levels, including if you have an existing injury, and good for stress or anxiety.
  • Hot yoga – The yoga room is heated to over 30 degrees during the class.

Yoga Studios (Langley/Clayton):

  • Vicara Yoga & Wellness – Central Langley
  • Evolution Pilates & Yoga – Central Langley
  • Smiling Hearts Yoga & Fitness – Clayton Heights
  • Yoga Roots – Fort Langley
  • Oxygen Yoga – Walnut Grove & Willoughby

Community Centres with Yoga:

Township of Langley:

  • Yoga included in membership (Adult – $6 drop in, $54 10 pass, $509 yearly pass)
  • Schedule – https://www.tol.ca/recreation-culture/calendars/drop-in-fitness/#wbk
  • Variety of classes – Hatha, Power, Gentle
  • Community Centres:
    • Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre
    • George Preston Recreation Centre
    • W.C. Blair Recreation Centre
    • Walnut Grove Community Centre
    • Willoughby Community Centre
    • Willowbrook Recreation Centre

City of Langley – Timms Community Centre:

Langley Chiropractor Blog | Benefits of Planks

March 7th, 2017 Comments Off

If you ever ask Dr Freedman or Dr Armstrong what you can do to strengthen your back, chances are high they will recommend the plank pose as part of your strengthening routine.  Check out this quick article to learn why.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/fitness/planking-each-day-keeps-the-spine-doctor-away/article34220822/

Langley Chiropractor Blog | Some of our favorite back exercises

April 26th, 2014 Comments Off
Posted by Dr. Jody Freedman

After we get rid of our patients back pain, our patients often ask how they can keep it away? Exercise is usually the answer and this video contains a few of our favorite core / back exercises from our favorite low back guru Dr. Stu McGill from the University of Waterloo. However, as any good chiropractor will tell you, no two backs are created the same … so these exercises may not be appropriate for your back and these versions may be more complicated than what you are ready for. If you have any questions, book an assessment and we can guide you the right way.

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