Daily Post – 312 Hypermobility in Yoga

April 4, 2021

Hypermobility in yoga

Daily post 312

Dear Clients,


Have you started practicing yoga during the pandemic or are you an experienced yoga enthusiast? This can be the topic right for you.
I’m sure most of you have seen a yoga instructor (live or online) doing all these astonishing leg-behind-head poses. You wondered how’s that even possible when you can’t even touch your toes with your legs extended. The answer for it is that many of them have issues with hypermobility – congenital or developed.
Hypermobility simply said, is the ability to move your joints to an excessive range of motion, both passively and actively. Our hypermobility can have multiple reasons:
-Connective tissue disorder, which is congenital and appears
more in the women population. It usually affects all the joints in
the body.
-Local (in one joint). It happens when another joint is blocked,
and the hypermobile segment compensates for the lack of
motion in it.
-From a neural disease.
-Special temporary hypermobility appears in pregnant women
The problems are that  As your joints tend to move too much, the muscles don’t allow as much movement. It means that the muscles don’t “protect” the joint with their activity and the movement happens by lengthening the joint capsule and ligaments. This causes instability in the joint which can lead to frequent sprains, subluxations, and dislocations. Also, back, knee, and other pains can be associated with hypermobility such as early-onset osteoarthritis.

If you have a gut feeling that yoga is bad for your hypermobility, trust me, it’s not. It works with the mind-body connection, which is fundamental for managing hypermobility. And if you follow all the tips, I’ve given to you, and choose the right
the instructor who knows what he or she is doing, you can benefit from practicing yoga a lot.
In case you are interested in this kind of topic you can look forward to our sessions where we will teach about hypermobility and other themes. In these sessions, we will show you useful tips and exercises you can do to improve yourself.

If you have any questions, or requirements please reach our online gym coordinator nikola.milicic@sparring.cz


Have a great day!


Nikola Miličić

Sparring Team