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Safety Tips for Yoga Class
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Hi I'm Laura Brett for About.com here in New York City at NYLoves Yoga studio. Today, I’m going to share with you some simple tips to help keep you safe in your yoga practice.

Basic Safety Tips for Yoga

Safety tip #1 Getting started. Always let your yoga teacher know if you are brand new to yoga or if you have any injuries or are pregnant. A good teacher will be able to keep and eye on you and give you modifications if necessary. Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely and stretch. Avoid wearing loose baggy clothes that are going to flop in your face when you go upside down and also try and avoid wearing dangly or heavy jewelry. Bare feet are best for traction or if you love wearing your socks check out the various Yoga Socks on the market that separate your toes and have a grip on the bottom so you don't slip.

More Safety Tips for Yoga

Safety tip # 2 Avoid over straining. Yoga props are a great way to avoid over-straining.(Trikonasana – triangle pose) If touching the floor with your fingertips is causing you to over-strain any one part of the body, use a yoga block and bring the floor up to you. Placing the block on its lowest setting is going to give you the most stability.

Additional Safety Tips for Yoga

Safety # 3 Stability over flexibility. Always stack your weight bearing joints whenever possible – especially the knee joint. (Vira 2) Often because of tightness in other areas of the body such as inner thigh, groin or hamstrings the knee is going to take the strain without proper alignment. Create a strong foundation in the four corners of the feet and then keep the knee joint stacked over the ankle joint. Because of tightness the knee is going to want to roll in placing strain on the vulnerable inner knee. Look down and keep it tracking over the ankle joint.

Other Safety Tips for Yoga

Safety tip #4 Engaging the muscles before stretching. Engaging the muscles before stretching ensures that all the muscles are working so that no one part is overworking and taking the strain. (Triangle) The tendency here is for the back of the legs to overwork placing strain on your hamstrings. By engaging the muscles first and firming the leg on all four sides the quadriceps help to take some of the load making it safer to stretch. So remember engage the muscle first before stretching.

Things to Keep in Mind During Yoga Class

Safety tip # 5 Keep the natural curves of the spine. Folding forward either standing or seated is a great way to calm the nervous system but because of tightness in the backs of the legs, the hamstrings, there is a tendency to over round in the lower back causing strain. You want to be able to keep a natural curve in the lower back, the lumbar spine. Firm your legs, hinge at your hips and come forward. If touching the floor with your fingertips is causing you to round and pull in your lower back you can keep your knees bent or a better option is to use your blocks to bring the floor up to you – that way you can keep the leg muscles firm and engaged for stability, move your thighs back and scoop through your tailbone so that you feel the support of your lower belly. Some simple guidelines can keep you safe in your practice and keep you coming back to the mat.

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