Doing yoga can be relaxing, but do it wrongly and you run the risk of injuring yourself. If you don’t warm up properly or overexert yourself, you might end up experiencing back pain, strain on your hamstrings, or a persistent ache in your wrist. Common causes of yoga injuries could also be due to you hyperextending your joints, or ignoring pain signals from your body says Anthony Liu, head of physiotherapy at Natural Healings. “Stop if you feel that you might be injured. Forcing your way through pain could lead to a more serious injury that will take longer to recover,” he added. Below, Anthony shares more about the 3 most common yoga injuries and the exercises that can prevent them.

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Text: Estelle Low / Shape / September 2015
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