5 Ways To Avoid Injury During Yoga Practice | Yoga Teacher Training
Positive benefits, which are the consequences of yoga practice, are more and more often talked about (and yogis from the Yoga community are finding out for themselves;). Research is widely available that scientifically confirms the effectiveness of yoga in developing strength, endurance and flexibility. The practice of breathing along with taking the appropriate asanas complement each other perfectly and make mindfulness and consciousness begin to settle in your life for good. And because consciousness develops, you begin to feel perfectly everything that your body wants to communicate to you. Below are five tips to help you avoid injury during yoga practice.
1. Express your intention before each class.
Let this intention include information about the ease of following classes or about your own realistic expectations. Expressing intentions allows you to establish some kind of foundation for any practice.
2. Always stay present on the mat
As the class continues, your body warms up. Therefore, its temperature increases, which allows the muscles and tendons to relax, creating the possibility of better stretching and providing greater flexibility. Therefore, sometimes you can overestimate your abilities and make moves that will do more harm than help you in your practice. Remember to remain on the mat during every second of yoga practice.
Pay attention to your own breathing during each moment of class. Breath is the easiest tool in the art of being here and now. Proper breathing also helps in dealing with various incoming feelings that our body bombards us with. Think of breath as a way to reach the hidden potential contained in yoga practice.
4. Yoga is learning to listen to your own body
Recognizing the feeling that accompanies pain states is extremely important because it can protect you from unnecessary risks and injuries. So consciously use your breath and presence to reach the peak of possibilities in each asana, without however being exposed to unnecessary injuries.
5. Teachers are in classes just for you. Remember that!
Yoga instructors accompany you during classes and their main task is to give you knowledge that they have already acquired. Don’t hesitate to share any concerns or insights with your own yoga teacher. Each of them will appreciate your constant desire to develop and will make every effort to help you in the best possible way. If you practice alone at home – don’t forget about your online community – yogis like you, along with instructors, will be happy to support you and share good advice!