Monday, December 7, 2015

Don’t Sprain Your Body

Stretching joints is a bad idea. I used to express this idea more delicately, as many people LOVE their Yin Yoga and other techniques that cultivate greater joint mobility. Here is a great article that outlines the very real risks of "spraining" the body.

Here is an excerpt from this excellent article by Charlotte Bell:

I know a number of serious practitioners who are now in their 50s—including myself—who regret having overstretched our joints back in the day. All too many longtime practitioners now own artificial joints to replace the ones they overused. Those fancy poses way back when were not worth their consequences.

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