Musculoskeletal Injuries in Yoga.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

While yoga has been widely studied for its benefits to many health conditions, little research has been performed on the nature of musculoskeletal injuries occurring during yoga practice. Yoga is considered to be generally safe, however, injury can occur in nearly any part of the body-especially the neck, shoulders, lumbar spine, hamstrings, and knees. As broad interest in yoga grows, so will the number of patients presenting with yoga-related injuries. In this literature review, the prevalence, types of injuries, forms of yoga related with injury, specific poses (asanas) associated with injury, and preventive measures are discussed in order to familiarize practitioners with yoga-related injuries.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Klifto, CS; Bookman, JS; Kaplan, DJ; Dold, AP; Jazrawi, LM; Sapienza, A

Published Date

  • September 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 76 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 192 - 197

PubMed ID

  • 31513523

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2328-5273


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States