Q1. Is yoga safe?
Yoga is a safe mode of exercise. Where other forms of exercise might put a strain on your heart, muscles and joints, yoga, practiced properly (with an awareness of your physical limitations), is a completely harmless form of exercise.
Q2. What preparatory steps do I need to take up before starting practice?
It is essential to follow some preparatory rather precautionary steps before you start practicing:
Q3. Can yoga be bad if done wrongly?
Yes, if done wrongly, yoga can have a bad effect. In any type of exercise you can get injured, that's just the nature of the body. Yoga is no exception to this rule, and therefore considerable emphasis should be placed on practicing safely. Most injuries from practicing hatha yoga come from either a reckless, overeager student who wants to "get really deep into that pose", or a student who is simply unaware of how the body works, and therefore how it should be treated. Practicing asanas with little to no attention on the precise structural position of the joints is sketchy. Every asana, done correctly, is therapeutic.
Q4. What steps should I take to prevent any injury?
In order to minimize the risk of getting injured while practicing yoga, one should take the following steps:
Q5. Don'ts of Yoga