The Riskiest Yoga Poses for Beginners

gymsweaty-Health & NutritionWhen starting the practice of yoga, the first thing you absolutely must learn is that this ancient discipline was created to solve specific problems of the body and spirit.
The yoga positions mainly help to stretch the muscles and tendons and help loosen the joints thus generating a sense of lightness and fluidity in the whole body.
Each yoga poses have its own benefits and rules. But not all poses are easy to perform, and some can be more dangerous than others, especially if you're still a beginner.
Below you will find a list of positions to avoid, as they could be dangerous if you do not have the right flexibility and the right preparation.

Tittibhasana (The Firefly Pose)
This asana invites you to support yourself on your hands, as you lift your legs like wings, and asks you to relax in the calm of a forward bend while holding on to hover above the ground. This position requires a lot of strength and balance, things that are learned after months of constant practice.
The dangers of this position, especially if you are a beginner, can be injuries to the shoulders, elbows, wrists, and back muscles.

Chakrasana (Wheel Pose)
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Although this asana does not seem to involve a high difficulty, if you are a beginner, it turns out to be quite uncomfortable and dangerous.
To perform this asana at best, you need a lot of strength in the arms and a lot of flexibility in the spine.
The asana is not recommended for beginners as it could cause injuries to the wrists, shoulders, and elbows. Moreover, if you are not very practical, the intense strain on the spine could cause injury or herniation of the intervertebral disc.

Shirshasana (Pine tree Pose)
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This asana is certainly one of the most difficult asanas to perform ever. A position in which we must play with balance and concentration so that our body is able to maintain this pose.
Hence due to its complex nature, the practice of Shirshasana is not recommended for beginners.
This pose, in fact, if not performed correctly could cause injuries to the shoulders and neck.
Also, it should be avoided if you have high blood pressure, heart problems, osteoporosis, glaucoma, and acute migraine.

Bakasana (Crane Pose)
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This asana is a position of balance on the arms, quite complicated if you are a beginner. When you are in the crane pose the weight of your body rests entirely on the hands: the arms are slightly bent with the knees resting on the triceps and the feet are off the ground, while the part of your body higher is the lower back.
The riskiest part of this pose is that if you don't have enough strength and balance, you can fall and land face down, causing mild to severe facial injuries.
Furthermore, the position, if not performed correctly, could cause acute syndromes such as carpal tunnel, wrist injuries, shoulder injuries, and elbow injuries.

Vrischikasana (Scorpion Pose)
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This asana is suitable only for those who have a lot of experience and have been practicing for several years. This pose in fact in its final variation provides great strength in the arms, an excellent balance, and a good ability to be able to use the back muscles.
This pose could cause, especially for those who are not very experienced, injuries to the spine and wrists.
It is also strongly not recommended if you suffer from vertigo, thrombosis, hypertension, and heart problems.

Wrapping Up

The advice is, if you are a beginner, to practice a lot before executing the riskiest positions. Also, never practice these asanas without the guidance and supervision of an experienced teacher, and make sure you have no health problems when performing these poses.

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