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Dr. Max Explains: The Piezoelectric Effect + The Spine
If you've been to a Yin Yoga or a Bikram Hot Yoga class, chances are you've heard your Instructor mention how much Yoga improves the health and function of your spine. If you're like us, you probably have wondered HOW that all works!
The Piezoelectric Effect is commonly discussed as it applies to the work of Electricians and other Electrical Workers. However, as Dr. Max explains below - the same effect acts on our spine and nervous system during our Yoga + Pilates practice.
Check it out 👇🏼!
To sum up, the pressure we place on our spine by bending every which way throughout our practice opens up and releases the flow of energy. How cool is that!?
As you can imagine, all of the nerves and tissues throughout our body love this influx of energy! It's healing, energizing, and all around stimulating. Blockages of the energy flow through spine and nervous system can result in disorder and dysfunction throughout the human body.
Let's get those spines movin' and that energy flowin'!