How does yoga prevent injuries?

Let’s face it: being injured sucks. From rolled ankles to blownout knees to chronic back pain, there’s a lot that can go wrong in the body. Whether you’re a pro runner or a generalist fitness enthusiast, injuries are a legit risk of an active lifestyle — especially as you age. When it comes to playing and feeling your best, it doesn’t matter if you’re as fit as Kate Grace (one of our new fave pro runners) or as gifted as LeBron James — if you can’t stay healthy, you’ll hinder your ability to maintain your fitness, hamper your career, and reduce the time you get to spend playing the sports you love. And, no one likes to be on the sidelines, or watch their hard-earned muscles atrophy while they recover from surgeries.

How does Jasyoga prevent injuries?

By now, you’ve probably heard us talk about the importance of balance. It’s what you are designed for. And, when you’re in balance, you’re a whole lot less likely to suffer tweaks, strains, and pains. The reality is that the activities of your day can easily throw you out of balance, putting you at greater risk of injury — this is just as true of sitting as it is of running. Ugh, what to do, you ask?

The solution is simple: hit reset.

Jasyoga classes help you hit reset — create and maintain balance — in a bunch of ways. Most notably:

  • Increase your flexibility — train your muscles to be more pliable so that your joints can maintain optimal range of motion...
  • Balance your imbalances — reduce discrepancies in strength and flexibility...
  • Stabilize your joints — strengthen targeted muscles for optimal joint stability...
  • Improve your body awareness and proprioception — sharpen your awareness of where your body is in space and time, and more tuned in to what's going on in your body day to day...

Lucky for you, a little bit goes a long way. So save yourself the drama that accompanies injuries by learning simple techniques to help mitigate risks and keep you fit...

See you in class!

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