We have both personally experienced the profound healing effects of a regular yoga practice. However, we have also experienced injury by practicing yoga without full awareness of our hypermobility, pushing ourselves beyond a safe and sustainable range of motion, focusing on flexibility rather than strength and stability, and allowing manual adjustments by teachers not familiar with our hypermobile bodies. If you are hypermobile or work with hypermobile students, we want you to know better so you can make the wisest, safest choices for yourself and your students.
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1. As healing as a yoga practice can be, everyone risks injury on the mat. The more you know about your body, if and where you fall on the hypermobility spectrum, and how to adapt your yoga practice to your body, the lower your risk and the greater the benefits of the practice.
2. Even if you don’t suspect hypermobility, but especially if you do, you should consult with your health care provider before beginning a yoga practice.
3. Every body is unique, and practices that support one hypermobile yogi may not be the most supportive practices for another. If you suspect you are hypermobile, we highly recommend you work privately with a yoga instructor trained in modifications for hypermobility before attending or returning to group classes.
4. The information here is provided for educational purposes only to help you make the most supportive choices for your body in your yoga practice. We are not medical practitioners and we do not diagnose or treat medical conditions.
5. We are not liable for any injury, accident, or mental or physical health impairment sustained as a result of utilizing the information and techniques suggested on this website or in any other Yoga4Hypermobility materials.
6. Yoga should not hurt. It may be uncomfortable at times, but you should not feel pain (or an increase in pain) during your practice. If so, the pose or movement needs to be modified or abandoned. There’s always a safer option with similar benefits.
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