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Summer Series 2018: Q&A – How to Avoid Common Yoga Injuries

Jason Crandell quote on yoga injuries | Yoga Podcast | Yogaland Podcast

In this week’s episode, Jason and I are live from Detroit Yoga Lab answering student questions about some of the most common yoga injuries, how to prevent and avoid them. Bonus banter: Find out why Jason has a black eye – unsurprisingly, it’s not from yoga or a bar fight. And learn what Jason’s three favorite bands are.

(Our regular listeners will not be surprised to hear that  Salabhasana (Locust Pose)  come up a time or two.)

Here’s what we discuss:

* Alternative poses for Warrior I and II for practitioners with SI joint pain

* Best poses and modifications for hamstring overstretch issues

* Which movements during an asana practice could cause excess shoulder and neck tension and which counter poses or practices can students do to find relief

* Have we demonized Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-Limbed Staff Pose)? Plus, how to transition from Plank to the floor in a way that’s less likely to cause injury


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RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS

Episode 76: Jason Crandell on Yoga Injuries

Episode 91 – Jason’s Thoughts on Warrior I, Navasana, and “Advanced” Yoga

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Sequencing Solutions: Strengthen Your Hamstrings

The Expert’s Guide to Chaturanga, Part I

The Expert’s Guide to Chaturanga, Part II

The Expert’s Guide to Chaturanga, Part III

The Expert’s Guide to Chaturanga, Part IV

The Expert’s Guide to Chaturanga, Part V

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4 Comments

  1. I love your podcasts. Summer Series Episode 4 was fabulous! Thanks for the great answers and perspective for teaching and balancing practice.

  2. Wow! This is music to my ears as a yoga teacher with SI injury! Great production, so much wisdom and clarity, thank you! There’s so little elbow injury/cubital tunnel syndrome related modifications available. I have difficulty with side planks, arm balances and chaturanga. It creates pain and more seriously nerve tingling and numbness. Could you please talk about it one day?

    1. I’d love more on carpal tunnel type injuries too! I don’t want to give up vinyasa flow teaching and practice but my carpal tunnel syndrome is coming back after surgery about 10 years ago.

  3. Hi jason…
    greetings from india – i teach private yoga which means i have to ensure that each class is tailored specifically to my clients physicalities…what i do is keep the body as natural as possible so we never force it into a state that is unnatural. i was very relieved to hear your pod cast …

    warriors – “the hips never get squared” – i think this is brilliant – i find most yoga teachers and instructors tend to go against the natural movement of the body…and i think your podcast was excellent.

    thank you and i have so much respect for teachers who dont go against the body..that is yoga… excellent pronunciation of anjanayesan 🙂

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