Whilst yoga has many health benefits and is a great way to unwind and relax, there are some positions which are known for incurring injuries. Here are some poses and how they can negatively impact your body so this can be prevented.
Standing Forward Bend
The standing forward bend which is also commonly recognised as Uttanasana is great for stretching out the legs and hips, as well as helping to stimulate the liver and kidneys. It is advised that you do not push yourself too far, especially if you already have back problems. A good way to prevent injuring yourself is by lying on your back and stretching out your hamstrings. Make sure to use support such as a strap to further prevent muscle damage whilst stretching.
If you are looking to improve your metabolism and improve the health of your thyroid, Sarvangasana is a popular inversion pose within yoga that can help with this. A negative side to this position is that it can put a lot of pressure on the neck and spine. It is important to stretch with caution and not relieve yourself of too much compression.
Bound Triangle Pose
This pose is very effective on the hips and can teach you to open the hips more. A modification of Baddha Trikonasana involves holding your hands behind the back. However, this can easily result in damage in many muscles, the hamstrings especially. A useful tip to stop any injuries in this pose is seeking advice from an instructor. Consider finding a personal trainer that you can get advice on ways to prevent harm to your body. Having this ongoing relationship with a fitness expert is really helpful for at-home exercises especially and is necessary for preventing harm to yourself. Make sure to research more into what is best for your body and start off with beginner yoga poses.
When working with a yoga instructor, be mindful of how they treat you. If you have any bad experiences, consider looking into medical negligence claims to find out more about receiving support from experienced lawyers when being involved in any medical accidents you may have whilst using their services. This service offers a free consultation with an expert lawyer and can give you well-trained information and advice.
The camel pose, also known as Ustrasana is ideal for preventing tiredness, anxiety and can help with your breathing. If you have ever experienced any problems such as nerve pinching, doing an intense back bend like this is not the greatest idea. Prepping your body beforehand is a main priority to assure your body is comfortable when being unevenly flexible. Take a look at some tips on how to warm up for yoga.
No matter what poses you do in yoga, it is important to remember not to push yourself over your own limits and listen to what your body is telling you. This way you won’t strain or pull muscles to the point of damage. Bear these things in mind so that you can continue a healthy relationship with yoga that will provide many health benefits.
Fab adivce that will help make sure you dont hurt yourself when doing yoga X #mmbc
Hi Anne, there was a time when I was determined to enjoy yoga, but I just couldn’t get into it and being alone dabbler armed with a book and YouTube videos I was convinced I was doing myself more harm than good. Now I just stick to a selection of stretches I can feel are doing me good, but not doing me damage… Good advice for anyone worried about poses that may cause injury.
I used to be a yoga guru (well, in my head anyway) I had such great balance and I could bend in so many ways. (It’s quite ironic that now I’m becoming stiff!) I always used to feel so good after a yoga workout, but now, looking deep into my family history I see that we all have (in my case had) a form of hyper mobility. Which is super for yoga, unless you are prone to popping joints out. Mxy daughter is banned from anything yoga like as shes already had far too many subluxations and dislocations, but like me she has been more prone to popping out a joint while getting dressed or stepping off a kerb than by any form of exercise. x