In this article, David sums up the conversation on injury in yoga. He suggests a new conversation that empowers yoga practitioners and teachers to make informed decisions on yoga and risk.
Based on our survey of over 2000 yoga practitioners, David shares practitioners’ experiences of yoga injuries and the contexts in which they happened.
Based on our survey of over 2000 yoga practitioners, David shares practitioners’ experiences with types of injuries in yoga and the contexts in which they happened.
Is yoga practice different between genders? Our survey shows more similarities than differences in yoga practice experience between genders!
Does yoga practice change as we age? Our survey shows small differences between practice habits and experiences between some age groups, but yoga practice was less different between age groups than you might think!
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!
Yoga twisting and disk herniations is the topic of this question of the month. David gives some guidelines for how to test and modify twisting postures in yoga when you or a student has a disk herniation.
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.
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