Dealing with injury and/or pain is just part of the Ashtanga practice.
Or is it?
The divide between those who think pain is inevitable and those who think pain should be avoided is one of Ashtanga’s Great Divides. (We’ll let you imagine others.) Here’s a variety of ruminations on the topic — most with lots of comments.
- Why Ashtanga will never be popular
- Ashtanga is hard
- Injury is inevitable
- Defending yoga that hurts you
- The experts on yoga and injury
- Ashtanga vs. ahimsa?
- Why paining?