Nov 14, 2019
You might think of yoga as primarily a way to prevent and perhaps recover from other sports injuries. However, it can also be an intense physical endeavor in its own right—one which, instructor Adam Whiting told us on this week’s Injured Athletes Club podcast, is going through a transformation in terms of how its practitioners teach and practice.
Teachers and trainers like Adam are infusing more anatomy into their understanding of each asana or pose, working to ensure yogis move through postures in a way that doesn’t increase their long-term risk for tendonitis, tears in the cartilage of their hips, back problems, or other slowly developing overuse injuries.
Adam’s knowledge and passion for this approach comes in part from his own experience with injury—most notably, an extruded disc in his lower back that required surgery. He shared his story with us first in an interview for our book Rebound, and now in the podcast. Here, he delves a bit deeper into how his training in yoga and meditation served him during his recovery, and also how his behavior on the mat, in front of the class, and even on social media changed as a result of his experience.
Adam told us:
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