Clarify your goals and find opportunities to connect with your instructor

Even if your teacher is on another continent, the opportunity to ask a question about your practice or technique, to discuss your doubts, is priceless.

The causes of injuries are not video lessons as such, but the practitioners’ excessive ambitions, incorrect goals in practice, and the inability to adequately assess the load on the musculoskeletal system.

If you start doing yoga to sit on the splits or learn to stand on your head (and all this is desirable in 2 weeks), be prepared for disappointment: complex asanas are mastered for years, although, of course, much depends on the initial data. Be that as it may, the risk of injury in the race for the result is very high.

Communication with the teacher and experienced practitioners helps to reconsider the approach, set more realistic goals, or even completely abandon them, immersing themselves in the process itself. And this is a completely different context, which reduces the risk of injuries and stupid actions on the mat to a minimum.