Yoga and chiropractic care have become increasingly popular in the past decade. Both offer health benefits to your mind and body. Due to the increased popularity of yoga and chiropractic care, it is important to understand the effectiveness and safety of both. When done properly, yoga can reduce stress and blood sugar levels, increase flexibility, endurance, and balance while strengthening your joints and muscles. On the other hand, chiropractic care improves nervous system function, corrects body misalignments and promotes better joint mobility.

There are many benefits of practicing yoga when addressing musculoskeletal complaints. Research suggests yoga may be effective for a wide variety of conditions such as arthritis, chronic low back pain, fibromyalgia, flexibility, and balance. With the growing popularity of yoga, we want to work together to create the best health and wellness plan to fit your lifestyle. Yoga can have numerous variations in technique, so it is important you are doing the correct style to best suit the treatment and management of your symptoms. Some styles are more effective for lower back pain, while others can be used to improve flexibility and arthritis. Various yoga poses also influence muscle activation. Here at Clark’s Family Chiropractic, we are happy to assess your current yoga poses and how they are impacting your condition and treatment.

Our goal is to provide services to meet our patient’s needs beyond spinal manipulation. If you are interested in learning more about yoga, please contact us today at (219) 879-5437 for more information.

Paige Himes-Winnell

Paige is a Kripalu Institute 200-RYT yoga instructor with over 400 hours of experience teaching. With energy and humor, Paige focuses on bringing yoga to where you are today and where you can go tomorrow!

There are several options to explore yoga with Paige.

Join our Beginners series at 6 PM on Monday Nights. Explore the 8 limbs of yoga, including postures (Asana), breath work (Pranayama) and meditation. This relaxing series is suitable for those who have never stepped onto a yoga mat, or those who want to dive deeper into the nuances of their practice. Exploring the energy of breath and body connection, we will create a new body awareness to take into your everyday life. Keeping your body’s needs and obstacles into account, Paige will offer modifications and props to support your body.

Another option is Yin or Relaxing yoga. This class is at 6PM on Thursday nights. Using lots of props to support the body, you will spend a few minutes supported while using breathing techniques to make the pose perfect for you.

For a little more cardio and core strength building, join in on Energizing yoga on Saturdays at 9AM. With holds in more challenging poses, start to build strength in the core, arms and shoulders.

Any class can be brought to a level that meets your body’s needs!

So come, join us on your mat and find the practice that has been waiting for you.

Christie Trksak-Gibertini

Christie was first introduced to yoga in 2008 and found that the practice offered her new physical challenges and tremendous mental and emotional benefits. Yoga has inspired her to pursue a life of health and harmony, empower children and adults, and share its gifts with others – regardless of age or ability.

In 2015, Christie became a Certified YogaKids Teacher, a 100-hour RCYT Specialty training that honors & educates the whole child by addressing body, mind, spirit and creating a sense of connection to the world. She loves teaching Kids yoga in an imaginative, comprehensive, and playful way that promotes peace, understanding, education, and empowerment.

She also completed her 200-hour RYT training with SoderWorld Academy in 2015, and has since furthered her training in trauma-informed yoga (Yoga to Transform Trauma), Baby & Toddler yoga (ChildLight Yoga), along with teaching various classes to all levels & ages. She has also worked as a gymnastics and snowboard instructor, adding to her experience in safely guiding bodies through exercise and movement.

When not practicing and teaching yoga, Christie enjoys spending time with her husband, 1year old son, and two cats. She also loves to travel, get crafty, and spend time outdoors, especially hiking & camping, gardening, spending time on Pine Lake, and snowboarding.