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Oops – I Stretched What? How To Make Sure Your Yoga’s Helping And Not Hurting You.

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September 22, 2014 at 1:22 pm

I only wish this article had been posted a few weeks ago. I believe that continuous hyper extension in my knees during yoga class caused enough lax in my ligaments that finally my knee dislocated in class last week. It was awful and will be a long and painful recovery. This is serious stuff and this article is so important. Thank you.

September 22, 2014 at 1:27 pm

My Neurosurgeon (after having back surgery for a disc herniation) said, “I’m not a big fan of yoga.”

September 22, 2014 at 1:40 pm

I’m so sorry to hear than Sunne. Thank you so much for your input and I hope your recovery goes as smoothly as possible. Please keep us updated! Namaste :-).

September 22, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Yikes – that doesn’t sound fun. I, obviously, *am* still a big fan of yoga, but for some of us we do have to be extremely conscious and knowledgeable about how to do it safely… At least there is a growing awareness around hypermobility and flexibility… I hope your back is doing better now!

September 22, 2014 at 10:11 pm

Very helpful info in this blog

September 23, 2014 at 10:21 am

Yoga should vary greatly by individual. Especially with those of us doing weight training. Personally, I’ve found that No Pain, No Gain, doesn’t work well with yoga.

September 23, 2014 at 11:14 am

Sorry for double post, and I hope this isn’t perceived as conflicting with this page, but it for this exact reason I follow Wai Lana for yoga guidance. Have for many years. Injury free years. I also feel yoga has helped me remain injury free in both my weight training and swimming work, which is almost daily. I must, since I’m in my mid 60’s. I hope this helps.

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