what kind of yoga for injuries?



what kind of yoga for injuries
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I have tight gluteals from a sacral fracture three years ago. What type of yoga would you recommend that protects my low back, opens my sacrum, and stretches my gluteals, hamstrings, and calves? Thank you. - Angie

a yogi answers

Yin Yoga is fantastic, just be aware of hurting your back. One of my early teachers told me that injuries are our best teachers! - Ted, lululemon Malibu ambassador

*Yin is a slower style of yoga that targets the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and lower spine.

Do you have any favourite restorative poses? Share them with Angie by posting below.

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3 Comments »


Hi there. I’m so glad you posted something on injuries affecting yoga. Leeann Carey, an amazing yoga teacher, says that any pose can be safe by simply “lightening the load.”. She has a free yoga video on this that I think your readers might like: http://planetyoga.com/yoga-blogs/index.php/free-yoga-video-safe-alignment-sklills-sas-lighten-the-load/

Comment by Anjeanette — August 11, 2010 @ 11:55 am


what kind of yogi exercises will help reduce sciatic pain on my left side buttocks and hamstring. Thank you.

Comment by Delinda Harrison — August 30, 2011 @ 6:38 am


Hey Delinda,

Good old Child’s Pose would be great and I would avoid any type of backbends. It sounds like you may have a pinched a nerve though, so I would definitely recommend seeing your doctor (if you haven’t already) to discuss what’s going on.

~ Jordan
GEC Online Community

Comment by GEC Online Community — August 30, 2011 @ 1:02 pm


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