Yoga Injury Prevention

Practicing yoga offers many health benefits. However, if it is practiced incorrectly, it can cause serious injuries. Check out these tips from OrthoInfo to prevent these injuries practice safely.


  • If you have any medical conditions, speak with you doctor before participating
  • Work with a qualified instructor
  • Discuss any known conditions with the instructor before class
  • Learn which type of yoga will best fit your needs
  • Select the class level appropriate to your abilities
  • Wear appropriate clothing
  • Warm up before class
  • Ask questions if you are unsure about a move or pose
  • Know your limits
  • Keep hydrated
  • Listen to your body and take breaks when needed