Yoga helps the body prevent an injury or decrease the amount of time it takes to recover from one in my experience.
A regular, consistent practice brings about an awareness between your mind and your body. This “awareness” is what, in my opinion, prevents injury. In yoga, we learn to slow down, in effect, doing things “properly.”
This slowing down balances our every day “speeding” through life trying to get to a destination. In haste, mistakes are made. Busy is an old concept.
Someone wise once told me, “the fastest way to do something is to do it slowly.” What that means is do things properly the first time. Don’t rush. Don’t push too hard.
Be graceful. Be kind. Soft and understanding. Generous. And yoga is not about competition. Don’t look at others around you. Focus on your own body, your own balance, your own strength.
I encourage you to go take a class today!