It’s free to join Yoga Anatomy Academy’s online support group / study and discussion group: Yoga for Hypermobility and Ehlers Danlos.
The group is open to all Yoga Teachers and to yogis with hypermobility or Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
This Facebook “study group” is intended to be a crowd-sourced information resource for those with hypermobility (officially diagnosed or not) and the yoga teachers who teach them. Please share what elements of yoga have helped your hypermobility, as well as recommendations on what to avoid. Ask questions, recommend the group to friends, and share insights!
Our goal is to help make yoga safer for you and your hypermobile students, and to keep in mind some of the contra-indications with Ehlers-Danlos and hypermobility in general when teaching. We’d also love to have a sweet support community for anyone suffering from these syndromes!
What is hypermobility? According to rheumatology.org:
Joints that are more flexible than normal or that move in excess of a normal range of motion are considered hypermobile. When generalized, hypermobility occurs with symptoms such as muscle or joint pain without systemic disease, it is called – hypermobility syndrome or joint hypermobility syndrome.
What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?
Ehlers–Danlos syndrome is a group of disorders that affect connective tissues, which are tissues that support the skin, bones, blood vessels, and other organs. Defects in connective tissues cause the signs and symptoms of Ehlers–Danlos syndrome, which vary from mildly loose joints to life-threatening complications. (There is a hypermobility type.)
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