Changing Poses to Avoid Pain but Gain Strength and Flexibility

Changing Poses to Avoid Pain but Gain Strength and Flexibility

Yoga poses are modified when there is a physical problem or pain from an injury. Protecting the joint enables the yogi to continue the practice and strengthen the area. Ideally yoga is performed with an experienced knowledgeable teacher. Inform the instructor of the wrist, knee, or back injury prior to practice. Use Props to Move … Read moreChanging Poses to Avoid Pain but Gain Strength and Flexibility

Shoulder Injury in Yoga: Cause and Prevention

Shoulder Injury in Yoga: Cause and Prevention

Yoga practice can cause or aggravate a shoulder injury. Improper posture alignment, overextensions of the shoulder, weak wrists or hyper-extended elbows all contribute. Shoulder problems often occur in Ashtanga or power yoga practice. Improper yoga positions or overextension during chaturanga increases the risk of shoulder pain. Typical injuries of the shoulder joint are tendonitis, bursitis, … Read moreShoulder Injury in Yoga: Cause and Prevention