• Jan,25, 2022

Overdoing Yoga: The Signs and Symptoms

Overdoing Yoga: The Signs and Symptoms

Throughout the world, yoga has become a popular form of exercise. It's known for being relaxing and therapeutic, but it can be dangerous if done too much. In this blog post, we will discuss some signs and symptoms that may indicate you're overdoing your Yoga routines.

Signs and Symptoms of Overdoing Yoga 

 

You are skipping rest days 

This is one of the most common signs of overdoing Yoga. If you're feeling exhausted and sore, it's important to take a break day. Listen to your body and let it rest. 

You're experiencing pain in your joints 

If you're feeling pain in your joints, this is another sign that you may be overdoing your Yoga routines. Be sure to listen to your body and modify your poses as needed. 

It is getting in the way of your social life 

You don't want anything to get in the way of your social life, especially not Yoga. If you're feeling so exhausted that you're canceling plans with your friends, then it's time to scale back on your Yoga routines. 

You're feeling anxious or stressed 

Yoga should actually help you relieve anxiety and stress. If it is making you feel anxious or stressed, then you're probably overdoing it. Dial back your Yoga routine and try to incorporate more relaxation techniques into the process. 

You have trouble sleeping at night 

Another common sign of overdoing yoga is that you're having a hard time falling asleep after doing your routines. If this happens regularly, consider scaling down the length of your Yoga sessions. 

You're injured or in pain during rest days 

A lot of people think that if they hurt themselves doing yoga, then it is their fault for overdoing the activity. This simply isn't true and you should always listen to your body when dealing with injuries. If you are feeling sore on a rest day, this is a sign that you may be overdoing your yoga routines. 

You signed up for classes that are too advanced 

Yoga should be approached with caution, especially if you're just starting out. If you've recently signed up for classes that are too advanced for your current level of practice, this may be a sign that you're overdoing it. Be sure to take things slowly and gradually increase the difficulty of your Yoga routines. 

You feel like you can't keep up with the class 

If you're feeling like you can't keep up with the class, this is another sign that you may be overdoing Yoga. If this happens often, it's best to find a class that is more suited to your current level of practice. 

You feel nauseous or dizzy during or after yoga 

This is definitely not normal and is a sign that you're overdoing your Yoga routines. Stop what you're doing and seek medical attention if this happens often. 

 

These are some signs and symptoms that may indicate you're overdoing your Yoga routines. If any of these apply to you, be sure to take a step back and scale down your Yoga sessions. Listen to your body and give it the rest that it needs. 

 

Sarah Williams

Hot Yoga Instructor