Saturday, January 14, 2012
Is Yoga Dangerous?
Is yoga dangerous? Well are you doing your Asanas near open flame? Perhaps, the Yogi in front of you had a breakfast burrito before class?
Yoga is about balance. That said. No, yoga is not dangerous if you are following the eight fold path. Right Thought, Right Action, Right Intention yada yada. Each Asana has contraindications to each pose.
I do not do plough pose in order to protect my neck and back. I do dolphin pose instead. Now, I like to watch Plough pose being done cause it looks cool but I ain't gonna do it! Dig?
Honor the body is the main rule of yoga. What is your body telling you? That should determine if yoga is dangerous or not.
Om Shanti Baby!
BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!