Yoga for Prehab

Leg Stretch

What is prehab?

Rather than waiting for injury to occur, prehab training takes a pro-active approach to fitness.

Prehab is what keeps your body healthy as you push yourself in the gym or training class and it should be included in every training program.

It is a proactive way of training often-injured areas of the body with a dedicated focus. This means spending time working on joint mobility, stability, and strength. Prehab prepares your body for the long-term and it is particularly useful for sports people who repeatedly move their body in a certain way. Even if an injury does happen, prehab work can limit injury severity.

Yoga is a good prehab exercise because it helps reduce risk of injury or aggravation of any existing condition. Rebalancing the body by stretching out overused muscle groups and then building strength in the opposing muscle groups ensures optimal musculoskeletal alignment and physical performance.

Yoga involves motion flexibility restoration, optimizing breathing and balancing the body to achieve optimum fitness.

           Yoga benefits:

  • Relieves pain

  • Increases flexibility and joint mobility

  • Improves balance and posture

  • Creates healthy muscle tone

  • Strengthens bones

  • Nourishes intervertebral discs

  • Restores function after injury or surgery

  • Prevents injury

  • Improves balance

  • Supports immune system

  • Lowers stress

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Relaxes nervous system

  • Improves focus and brain function