Friday, December 19, 2014
Advice and perspectives compiled from five (plus) Yoga authorities on avoiding elbow, wrist and other joint injuries while practicing Yoga - Especially of concern for hypermobile Women.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
If you practice Yoga, and have a degree of joint Hypermobility, be careful that you don't "Hyperextend" your elbows, especially in certain upper-body, weight-bearing positions.
This may be particularly important if you have Tennis Elbow – In which case, it might be wise to temporarily avoid these and a few other "extended elbow" poses. (Where you're putting weight on your arms.)
If you have a tendency toward Hypermobility due to Ligament Laxity (looseness) it's possible to damage your elbow joint by overstretching already lax ligaments.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Michaelle Edwards, creator of the YogAlign Method, discusses the dangers of ‘Ligament Laxity’ compounded by Hyperextension in certain Yoga poses, like Downward Dog.
From about the 4:45 mark to 5:15 Michaelle has her Yoga Model demonstrate what she says is the “wrong way” to do Downward Dog Pose.
She reminds us that the joints of the pelvis, (the hip joints in particular) are weight-bearing joints, by nature, and the shoulder is not.
Read more about Yoga, Elbow Hypermobility and Tennis Elbow here:
Is it a good idea to continue practicing Yoga while you're recovering from Tennis Elbow? Yes, it may help you recover!...
But there are poses that could exacerbate your Tennis Elbow if done incorrectly - Be sure to avoid 'Elbow Hyperextension' in your upper-body, weight-bearing poses, like: