how to practice yoga safely
When deep consideration is applied, it is very rare to experience any form of injury during a yoga class. When practiced mindfully yoga can be one of the safest forms of exercise because it incorporates slow transitions and present-moment awareness.
The most fundamental method to practice yoga safely is to listen to your own body, and to respect and accept your personal limitations. Every body is unique. Enjoy the practice as a journey of self-exploration.
- Be careful of sharp sensations or anything that causes numbness in the limbs and avoid what causes pain or increases existing pain.
- Adapt or modify your pose when discomfort is present. Decrease the depth and practice less dynamic movement.
- Remember to breathe. Avoid holding your breath.
- Ask your doctor about your diagnosed conditions and ability to practice.
- Yoga should not be practiced under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Our yoga teachers are trained to accommodate common conditions while leading a yoga class. As a Certified Yoga Therapist, Emily may offer more specific advice on how to modify your practice – contact for a private consultation or questions.
Yoga can be a safe, healing practice in addition to medical care, but it is not a replacement for those who require professional examination and treatment. Individuals with medical conditions should work with their physician and an experienced, well-trained yoga teacher to appropriately adapt postures.
Waiver forms help to ensure we offer you the safest experience possible when practicing yoga online. In the worst case of an accident or adverse event, our Emergency Action Protocol may require us to provide first responders with your location and medical history. Your information is kept private and confidential.