FAQ About Choosing the Right Yoga Practice

What are some common injuries associated with yoga?

Strains and sprains: These types of injuries can occur when muscles and ligaments are stretched beyond their limits. Common areas for strains and sprains include the hamstrings, shoulders, and wrists.

Lower back pain: Certain yoga poses, such as forward folds and twists, can put strain on the lower back if not performed with proper alignment or if done too forcefully.

Shoulder injuries: Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-Limbed Staff Pose) and other arm balance poses can be challenging and put strain on the shoulders. Overuse or improper alignment can lead to shoulder injuries such as rotator cuff strains or tears.

Wrist injuries: Poses that require weight-bearing on the hands, such as Downward Dog and Plank Pose, can put stress on the wrists and lead to injury if not performed properly.

Head and neck injuries: Inversions such as Headstand and Shoulderstand can put pressure on the head and neck if not done properly, leading to injury.