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Reasons why you should get a massage after a yoga session

Massage has many uses, from helping us reconnect with our sensuality and our inner divinity, to helping our body brings itself to tip-top shape. Balancing and engaging in both often has only been shown to be a net good.

Most of us have a daily routine. We get up in the morning, we brush her teeth, we find our way to work, and then we sit. Millions of us sit for more than eight hours a day. We sit all day at work, we sit in the car, we go home and sit on the couch. Maybe we get up to walk around and get the blood flowing after a meal if there’s enough time during the evening. In the end, that is still sedentary. It’s a physically and spiritually unbalanced life. Yoga has been used for thousands of years to help one center the mind, as well as train the body. But to see the results, both physically and spiritually, you need to introduce massage. 

A Perfect Combination

The properties of yoga and meditation as a means to get re-acquainted with the self is invaluable. People, especially us women, have found that this balance helps us get through some of the week’s more challenging moments. Some of us live lives of high stress and great emotional demand. Yoga and massage help us calm the mind and, through the duality of physical adversary and relaxation, gets us to that place of peace we seek in our day to day. Take yoni, for example. The yoni massage has grown in popularity in response to so many of us being far removed from our feminine energy source. We wear so many hats throughout the day that we often forget to just be ourselves. Yoni reconnects those disjointed pieces and reminds us of the sacred place. This form of tantric massage, from a trained and certified professional, allows one to receive and meditate on the feminine and sexual energy rooted in all of us. 

Clearing Out Cellular Debris 

Yoga, in all its forms, is the perfect practice to loosen up tight areas and muscles. The act of holding, stretching, and bending over long periods, often leaves our bodies pretty drained. More importantly, the buildup of cellular products in our muscles—like lactic acid and debris, needs to be cleared out. Massage has long been known to have great benefits to our muscles through manual lymphatic stimulation. In yoga we are actively engaging in isometric holds. The synergism between each muscle group causes flexion and relaxation in ways that we never really thought possible before yoga. Because of this, we should utilize the tools that we have to clear the microdamage in our muscles. 

Moving Lymph

Our lymphatic system is responsible for this clearing. They move with veins and are stimulated by acts like a massage. The slow movement and the deliberate stimulation of certain areas allow our body to cleanse itself with its own highways, and cleanup system. Not only is it facilitating simple pressure for healing, but it’s also promoting strong and proper blood flow to the areas of focus. These are the technical health benefits of something like a tantric massage.

Massage has many uses, from helping us reconnect with our sensuality and our inner divinity, to helping our body brings itself to tip-top shape. Balancing and engaging in both often has only been shown to be a net good. The physical and the spiritual are, after all, different sides of the same coin.

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