Side Effects of Practising Yoga Poses Incorrectly
- Yoga is the simple and easy cure to almost every ailment
- Some yoga poses are too complex to practice
- Yoga can cause injuries if done in wrong way
People all over the world are very well aware of health benefits of yoga and that is why on every international yoga day, the world celebrates the goodness of yoga. Yoga can be beneficial for your mind, body and soul, it helps you improve the quality of your emotional, mental and social sphere.
However, hardly people are aware of the fact that yoga can turn against you if done wrong. There are many poses that many are not able to get right, the poses like Sarvangasana, Trikonasana, Dhanurasana, and few others. Some poses in yoga are actually quite complex to be performed. Moreover, some poses require you to be flexible while you are not.
There could be many reasons for getting a yoga pose wrong, like not getting the right pose or not being able to do it properly. However, if you are not able to get a particular asana, you better off not doing it. If yoga is beneficial, it can turn disadvantageous if practised incorrectly.
Here are some health problems that you might face if you practice certain yoga poses wrongly.
Backaches and Slip Disc
Yoga poses like Bharadvajasana, Bitilasana, Marjaryasana and much other yoga poses help you ease your back pain, back problems and if done in wrong way, these yoga asanas can cause a serious backache.
Yoga poses like Ardha Chandrasana, Malasana and Supta Virasana put pressure on your ankles and if done in an incorrect manner, they can injure your ankles severely.
Stiff neck, sprain and pain in the neck
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Matsyasana, Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II and Kapotasana are some poses that have involvement of neck. These poses require you to bend and twist your neck and if you make a mistake while practising these, you can suffer from a stiff neck and sprain and pain in the neck.
You can pull a muscle in most of the yoga poses if you are not flexible enough. Yoga poses like Dhanurasana, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Dolphin Pose, Utthita Trikonasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana, Salabhasana, Eka Pada, Rajakapotasana II, Anjaneyasana, Kapotasana, Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana and Sphinx Pose requires you to bend and twist in such ways where you can easily pull your muscles.
Whenever you are attempting to practice yoga poses, it is advisable to practice it with proper guidance until you reach intermediate or expert level. At the beginner level, if you are not aware of the right postures, you will end up injuring yourself.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Mar 20, 2018
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