Hamstring injuries are prevalent in yoga. In our survey, we found some very interesting relationships between forward bends and hamstring injuries. The data may surprise you!
How Are Practitioners Reporting Yoga Impacts Daily Life? A majority of respondents reported that they changed daily habits as a result of their yoga practice. Yoga impacted their choices with regard to diet, sleep patterns, alcohol consumption, smoking habits, and other physical activities.
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.
What Are the Benefits of Doing a Yoga Practice? This is the second post that lays out the basic data we collected yoga survey. As it turns out people reported a wide range of benefits from their yoga practice.
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.
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