YOGA (3): DISADVANTAGES

Disadvantages of yoga

Yoga has become very common thanks to its ability to promote overall well-being, flexibility, stress reduction, and improvement of body health. Unlike other exercises that appear, disappear or change constantly, yoga activities resist time and remain among the widely recommended exercises.

Yoga has been praised for its ability to strengthen the body, soothe nerves and relieve anxiety. However, if you practice yoga the wrong way, instead of reaping the expected benefits, the negative effects will become detrimental to your health, due to how yoga is practiced and how strong the activities are.

Yoga, like any other exercise, has its advantages and disadvantages. But that reason is not enough for avoiding practicing yoga, since yoga risks can easily be eliminated by exercising properly. However, before you rush to the nearest yoga center, you can educate yourself first by learning about yoga flaws so that you can make an informed decision.

Like in any other type of sport, exercising yoga incorrectly may lead to injury in some areas of the body. For example, a person with a low physical structure may damage his health if he practices strong yoga activities In addition to this, rapid movements and activities that extend the neck or the vertebrae excessively can cause brain injuries.

Severe circulation of the neck and head can also injure the vertebrae arteries, leading to swelling and clot production. So it is preferable to exercise these strong movements when enjoying reasonable physical strength and you should practice them moderately and without any excessiveness. Therefore, these risks can be safely avoided, i.e. they are dependent on how yoga is practiced, according to personal abilities and needs.

Osteoporosis problems 

Yoga may cause some problems for those who suffer from osteoporosis. Some activities may be more harmful than beneficial to people with osteoporosis, because they increase soft tissue and bone injury and may also cause muscle strain, such as “supported head” and “bridge” positions.

Does this mean that individuals with osteoporosis should avoid yoga? Of course not. Adjusting conditions to suit your health and your current needs reduces negative effects.

Problems caused by excessive yoga exercises

The risk of a major injury is often high when you overdo a particular exercise. For example, putting your entire body weight on your hands can cause joint injuries. In addition, the disadvantages of yoga exercises extend to people who are still recovering from recent medical treatment or surgery, in that some positions can exacerbate injuries, which means you won’t recover faster.

Problems caused by practicing yoga without a trainer

Facing the risks of yoga or not depends on whether you practice yoga with or without an instructor. You can’t just buy a carpet, download a video and start doing positions the first time, without making sure that your chosen workouts are useful and don’t put your health or body at risk.

In addition, if you are new to this sport, or you have little or no experience of the right positions, you are likely to reap the benefits with a trainer and an expert who will guide you every step of the way.

Is yoga safe during pregnancy?

Pregnant women often resort to yoga as a way to relax, maintain fitness, and exercise breathing that will be useful during childbirth. Prenatal yoga also improves sleep, reduces back pain, stress and strengthens muscles during childbirth.

However, unsafe positions such as those requiring abdominal contraction, severe rear bends, rapid movements, breathing retention, deep twists, and full reflection should be avoided. So instead of focusing more on endurance or flexibility, expectant mothers should use conditions that enhance strength and stability. Hot yoga, which takes place at extreme temperatures, increases the risk of dehydration and high temperature for both mother and child and, therefore,  should be avoided by pregnant women.

How to learn yoga

The majority of people learn yoga through yoga classes in yoga centers and sports clubs. Yoga classes for beginners are a great idea to try yoga, discover its diverse styles, and learn about the type of yoga that will suit your future needs.

To start learning and practicing yoga, you don’t need special things or equipment. You only need light, curtained sportswear that doesn’t reveal your body when you’re doing different things. Most yoga centers provide yoga carpets, so you don’t need more than that.

 Yoga classes are a great way to learn yoga and are used by most people to start learning and practicing yoga regularly. These classes are usually taught in independent yoga centers and can also be taught in other places such as sports clubs, community centers, and spas. These places are good to start joining nice introductory yoga classes at first and some may contain a full range and different types of yoga classes. Click here to go to the previous part

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