What if I am injured?
It is VERY important that if you are injured then you should check with a doctor before starting any new exercise program.
Assuming you are cleared for exercise, in addition, please also let teachers know in advance before class so that they can avoid assisting you in certain positions (if applicable). Click on the dropdown titled “Why is the teacher touching other people?” for more information on assisting.
Generally speaking, you should rest any muscle that has been acutely injured until inflammation subsides, but start to gently stretch the tissue to promote elasticity in the muscle.
Translation: if you just pulled a muscle, then stay off of it for a few days until the throbbing goes away, and then GENTLY stretch it (meaning at a fraction of normal exertion) until there is no pain in the muscle.
*The information provided herein should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical conditions. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.