Participating in yoga can be enormously beneficial for your health. Yoga is a sport which allows all individual to participate, even professional athletes take part in yoga as an element to their fitness routine.
Having said that, as with all sports, yoga carries with it the risk of sporting injury. While it’s ostensibly used to increase flexibility and core strength, injuries can still occur. This may sound paradoxical, as one of the major benefits of yoga is a reduction in aches, pains and injury risk, but it’s true.
What are the top 3 injuries when participating in yoga?
- Muscle strains: Most yoga beginners fall into the trap of trying too much too soon and getting hurt as a result. Easing yourself into yoga is essential. Trying to stretch too far at the first attempt is only going to result in a sports injury. A muscle strain may require long-term treatment.
- Bumps and bruises: Yoga is all about balance. It’s fair to say not everyone is blessed in the balance department. One moment, you are a picture of supreme grace and elegance. The next, you’re in a heap on the floor. Whilst these falls may look amusing on a slapstick level, they can be extremely painful. Yoga requires a firm floor base. This means that any fall is likely to result in some bruising at the very least.
- Joint sprains: As well as bumps and bruises, falls during yoga can easily lead to straining your joints. Ankles are particularly vulnerable to sporting injury. Some of the poses require balancing on one leg or moving your body in such a way that rolling an ankle is easy.
So, how can you avoid these common yoga injuries? The simple answer is to make sure you don’t overexert yourself. Make sure you’re taught by a professional. It will also help to make sure you get yourself the right equipment.
Making a sports injury claim
Sporting accidents and injuries are never nice. Usually, they out you out of doing something you love for a significant period of time. Ease the pain by remembering you may be due sports injury compensation.
Call our expert advisors at Accident Advice Helpline to find out more. Dial 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993. You can also take our 30-second online test to determine your claim’s eligibility. All information provide is kept confidential and all calls are without obligation to proceed.
Date Published: May 2, 2017
Author: Accident Advice