Since emerging from her academic experience and stepping into clinical practice, Dr. Lal has considered the chiropractic adjustment of subluxation as a form of yoga. The root of the word yoga connotes a joining together, “to yoke,” connecting the body-mind-spirit. D.D. Palmer, the founder of chiropractic in the late 19th century said, “The purpose of chiropractic is to unite man the physical with man the spiritual.” Coincidence? This shared theme across cultures and time informs this natural pairing of concepts in Lal’s work.
Over the almost 20 years that Lal has been serving people with chiropractic adjustments, she has consistently given instructions for people use at home or throughout the day to complement their adjustment sessions. These recommended activities, detailing posture breath and movement, support the system to keep unwinding from within. All of these suggestions are drawn from yogic teachings and principles, if not actual yoga kriyas, asanas and pranayams. Lal now offers time to support each individual through a personally tailored sequence of yogic activities as part of the professional office visit. Yoga therapy sessions can be an adjunct to the chiropractic adjustment or be completely independent.
Working with Lal always requires a personal Initial Visit to review your health history and to assess your body’s baseline presentation for care. Once care is established, you are eligible to schedule adjustments, yoga therapy visits or sessions that combine both.
Sessions with Lal are your unique opportunity to receive personally supported neuromusculotherapeutic care from a yogic perspective with a licensed health care professional. These sessions can directly inform you of how to care for yourself in your own yoga practice or home life and hold the potential for your personal transformation.