Common Yoga Injuries and Prevention
Yoga is gaining worldwide recognition as a helpful adjunct for athletes as well as dynamic practice in its own right. As the number of yoga practitioners climbs, we are seeing a corresponding increase of yoga injuries. This course, Common Yoga Injuries and Prevention, looks at the most frequently injured areas to assess key movement patterns that are problematic and then establishes helpful movements for a healthy range of motion. Your instructor — Rachel Land — designed this course with an insightful blend of anatomy, physiology, and experienced teaching to provide tangible examples and practical tips for teaching.
What Will I Learn?
- How to delineate between chronic or acute injuries
- Designing a safer group class
- Dissecting the common injuries encountered around these anatomical regions: spine, sacroiliac joint, hips, shoulders, knees, and wrists
- Teaching tips for navigating
- Anatomical connections between areas of strength, stability, and weakness within the context of commonly injured areas
- Pen and paper for notes but remember, a downloadable handout comes with this course.
- A yoga mat, two yoga blocks, a strap, and a blanket will be useful tools in the practice sections.
- Lectures based on anatomical areas (spine, sacroiliac joint, hips, shoulders, knees, and wrists)
- Sample sequences or cueing aligned with lectures
- An informative course handout available for download
- A course certificate after the successful completion of the online quiz
- This course is available on-demand and does not expire, so you can always return to practice and revisit the material to deepen your understanding over time.
- This course is eligible for 2-hours of continuing education hours with Yoga Medicine® and/or Yoga Alliance.
- Integrating information surrounding common injuries into the design of a safer group class
- Identify contraindications for commonly injured areas
- Provide modified postures or cueing to build awareness within your group classes
- Employ and explain safer transitions to your students
- Plan sequences that support biomechanical balance by strengthening weak areas and release tighter regions.
About The Teacher
Rachel Land is a full-time yoga teacher, a Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialist, and Yoga Alliance Continued Education Provider based in New Zealand. Her teaching is reputed for providing a dynamic mix of strength, stability, approachable anatomy, and humor throughout the classes she offers across the globe. Rachel is an active contributor to yoga publications including Yoga Journal, Yoga International, and Yoga Digest. She provides a practical approach through lecture and asana to understand the anatomy of commonly injured areas and how to frame your yoga teaching to address and prevent such injuries. Rachel teaches in Yoga Medicine® 200hr and 500hr trainings.