A Three Week Course on How to avoid Hyper- extension in Yoga.

£60 for 3 weeks

October 18th – November 1st

To book go here: http://indabayoga.com/workshops/

Hyperextension is the movement or extension of joints, tendons, or muscles beyond the normal limit or range of motion. Unlike hyper-mobility,  hyperextension is the stretching of a body part beyond what is normal.
The most common joints affected are the one with the most mobility which are the knees and elbows and in some people the lower back / lumbar region. When you hyperextend in yoga (also known as ‘locking the joint’) you use fewer muscles, so it is easier to hold poses for longer.

However hyperextending while a joint is supporting your body weight is dangerous for the joint. Overtime a hyperextended elbow or knee can damage ligaments, cartilage and other stabilising structures in and around the joint.

In this three part workshop you will learn how to engage the muscles around the joint so as to not hyperextend and protect the joint by spreading the weight to the muscles

When you hyperextend, the work of holding you up is all being done by your elbow joint, or knees. Unlocking these joints will help to bring the body into proper, optimal alignment. Also by strengthening the muscles that support your joints they will be able to work in ways that are impossible when you push into hyperextension.

As someone who has hyper extended arms and legs and lumbar lordosis in the lower back I have had to do a lot of work over the years to avoid injury in my daily yoga practice. I am very happy to offer this course to focus on this very common problem. With only 7 places available you will receive a lot of personal attention.

This course will help prevent injury and pain, bringing greater ease, comfort and perhaps surprisingly, more mobility in to your yoga practice. A absolute must for those who tend to lock into their joints!

Part One – Hyper extension in the elbows. Focusing on Downward Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana), Plank to Chataranga to Cobra / Upward Dog (Phalakasana to Chaturanga Dandasana to Bhujangasana / Urdhva Mukha Svanasana)

Part Two – Hyper extension in the knees. Focusing on Standing Forward Fold (Uttanasana), Triangle Pose (Trikonasana), Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) Seated Forward Fold (Paschimottanasana)

Part Three – Hyper extension in the lumbar region /lower back. Focusing on Camel Pose (Ustrasana) Locust Pose (Salabhasana) (Bow Pose (Dhanurasana) Wheel Pose (Urdhva Dhanurasana)

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