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Yogis Be Careful Of Your Joints!!!

Yogis Be Careful With Your Joints!!! 
This is an important topic. I know only too well what being over flexible can do to your joints. I developed intense knee pain years ago after about 10 years of vinyasa and ashtanga practice. I had to stop yoga for months and strengthen my quadriceps. I became a certified personal trainer to learn more about fitness. Most of my yoga teachers at that time were not able to help me understand what had happened to my knees or how to help them recover. So I finally returned to yoga practice and found some very smart teachers. They were Anusara trained and I began to study this style. It helped me understand how to engage my muscles in a balanced and safe way and this is what I teach now. Since then I have found other wonderful teachers who also know about alignment. What I see so often these days though is fast flowing vinyasa classes where there is not enough time to place your body in the optimum place or even to become aware of where one's body is in space. Many are teaching aerobic yoga and not even holding poses long enough to derive much benefit. This really bothers me. Moving slowly with awareness of the body and breath is the essence of yoga. Please read the article on my Articles page for more info. 

4 Comments to Yogis Be Careful Of Your Joints!!!:

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Collene Dolder on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 5:00 AM
do pretty much anyone
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Sylvia on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 10:11 AM
What do you mean?

walking canes for sale on Thursday, June 12, 2014 3:00 AM
Thanks so much for a great post on Yogis Be Careful Of Your Joints. I'd like to know more about these topics and hope that I can receive more insight into this topic.
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Sylvia on Saturday, July 26, 2014 11:09 AM
I will post more about this and other yoga related topics soon. Keep checking back. Thanks for your interest. If you have a specific question, either ask me about it here or send me a private email.

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