Yoga is becoming the most popular form of exercise these days. With its versatile benefits yoga is attracting more and more people from every part of the world. As it is the natural form of exercise which improves the flexibility, balance and endurance many people with proper knowledge are trying to adopt it. However, there are few cases in which people got injured due to yoga. Statistics are also saying the same thing. This happens only because of ignorance. In order to perform or compete well with the fellow members, many practitioners tend to do more than their capabilities. It makes them land in to troubles. Reasons apart, for now let us see how to avoid these injuries.
- If you are already suffering with an injury, whether internal or external it is better to completely avoid yoga practice till it is cured. Even after the injury gets cured, take your doctors advice about your yoga practice and start with simple techniques rather than choosing the hard ones.
- Forget about the competition when you are in the yoga class. Because competing with others or trying to give the best performance in the group is not at all helpful. You are going for learning something and you do not have to pass a test to get certified or there is nothing like securing the top rank in the batch. You are doing it for yourself and hence continue with the same attitude. Never compare and compete.
- Everyone knows their own body condition and status, they know what they can and what they can’t. When someone are clear on such things there is no need to do what you can’t, which otherwise could become cause for your injuries. Listen to what your body says and do accordingly.
- Don’t try to jump at the first step itself. It might make you fall down. Start with simple techniques and make a good progress. Few postures are bit tough for the beginners, so do some home work which helps you to become flexible more easily.
- There are few sensitive areas in our body. So, be conscious while doing yoga poses which involve those areas. The sensitive regions include neck, knees, lower back and hamstrings. These are the areas which are prone to the maximum number of yoga injuries.
- Finally make sure that you are at the correct place. A well trained and professional trainer can only make your training effective. After a couple of sessions you can know by yourself whether you are in the correct place or not. So, keep an eye on it to reap the benefits.
Though Yoga seems to be simple, even the slightest variations in performing the postures will lead to severe injuries. Hence, it is always advisable to be cautious about your techniques and if necessary perform yoga only under the supervision of the trainer.