Fitness: Yoga - Mind your body to stay injury-free

When it comes to overuse, yoga usually does not cause the injury but can exacerbate it.
When it comes to overuse, yoga usually does not cause the injury but can exacerbate it.PHOTO: AFP

Knowing the right type of yoga, thoughtful progression will help practitioners

WASHINGTON • Yoga is known for its many mind-body benefits: It releases tension, prevents injury, creates more flexibility, adds strength and balance, and calms the mind.

And more people around the world are taking up the practice.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 09, 2018, with the headline 'Mind your body to stay injury-free'. Print Edition | Subscribe