Why Yoga Injures People

Ever gotten hurt during a yoga class? If so, you're not alone.

A 2016 study, titled Yoga-Related Injuries in the United States From 2001 to 2014, saw 29,590 yoga-related injuries from 2001 to 2014. Yoga injuries became almost TWICE as common in 2014 as in 2001. Especially for adults 65 and older (EIGHTFOLD increase!)

Why? The study cites a combination of factors, including:

  • Age
  • Lack of joint mobility
  • Lack of physical preparedness
  • Increase in difficulty in yoga classes
  • A significant increase in yoga teacher trainings churning out under qualified teachers So what are you supposed to do?

Regardless of the quality of teacher you get, many of the reasons are within your control.

In todays video I want to share the 4 main reasons why yoga injures people, and how you can protect yourself.





About The Author

Shane Dowd, CES, CMP is the owner / founder of GotROM.com. He is also a sports performance & mobility coach specializing in injury prevention and flexibility for athletes.



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