This month’s question comes from Shirley, who asks about frozen shoulder and yoga. How do you modify practice for this condition? David gives some guidelines for yoga practice in the three stages of frozen shoulder.
Injuries In Yoga Adjustments: What Are Practitioners Experiencing? Most respondents reported experiencing hands-on adjustments as “Very Helpful” and did not report getting injured while receiving an adjustment. A small percentage of respondents reported an injury while being adjusted, primarily in poses that put pressure into tenuous structures in the body, like the knee joint or in proximal attachment of the hamstrings.
What Negative Experiences In Yoga Practice Are Practitioners Reporting? While slightly more than half of respondents did report having some negative experience during their yoga practice life, most respondents found the benefits to out-weigh the negative enough to continue practicing.
I get lots of questions about how to do yoga practice when you’re injured. In this post, we’ll guide you through choosing appropriate options for yoga practice when you’re experiencing pain or injury.
This month’s question comes from Jade. She asked a question about elbow pain in yoga practice. What might be causing that elbow pain and how do you work with it?
The Yoga Anatomy Research Project (YARP) – This first post lays out the fundamental information that we gathered. It is our intention to use this data to inform the yoga community at large about people’s experience of practicing yoga asana. Further, we will start to build correlations between basic information such as age, time of practice and the reported outcomes from the practice.
There have been a couple of overlapping issues to the original article on Sit Bone Pain. It just shows that whatever the issue, problem, or pain is… it can be coming from a number of different places. Figuring it out isn’t always so easy. We also naturally try to come to some conclusion about what is going on and sometimes wrongly assume that all, in this case, sit bone pain is created equally.
Is yoga tearing labrums? The answer to that question is not so simple. Reports of labral tears do seem to be on the rise but possible reasons are plentiful.
Frozen shoulder is technically called adhesive capsulitis. The question of whether you should be practicing yoga with a frozen shoulder is not so simple to answer. Where you are in the stages of frozen shoulder matter a great deal! Please, before self-diagnosing, much less trying to do too deal with it, make sure you get a proper diagnosis and a professional opinion.
My biggest issue with the current discussions regarding injuries in yoga is the desire to make things measurable and compartmentalized. I know, there is no way around this. We have to talk about the parts and pieces to some degree so that we can understand it all. The place where this happens regularly is in the mixing of yoga and asana as if they are the same thing.