Yoga is a generic term that is commonly assigned to ancient Indian disciplines dealing with the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of a human being. More specifically, yoga is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy. Yoga is thought to be among the safest activities to participate in because there is little chance for impact injury. However, there are an increasing amount of emergency room cases linked to injuries caused by incorrect form during yoga. Improper muscle use leads to sprains, strains and bruises. There are also risks that lurk in the gyms and centers where yoga is practiced communally.
Yoga is often practiced barefoot leaving the skin on the feet open to cuts or lacerations: bad news for yoga practitioners but good news for infectious and contractible illnesses like the Herpes simplex virus, Staph, MRSA and Athlete’s Foot.
Not keeping yourself safe and protected from viruses and germs like these can be detrimental to both your health and your love of yoga. Even the smallest skin opening, cut, abrasion or lesion will serve as a perfect portal of entry for a hard to treat infection like MRSA or Staph.
Cases of MRSA and other infections can be extremely aggressive and have the potential to cause serious complications. This would prompt anyone to take action when it comes to keeping themselves and their yoga gear clean and protected. The use of Clear Gear Sports Spray to treat your yoga gear is vital as it is specially designed to kill illness causing germs, viruses and bacteria.
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) consistently recommends that yoga practioners, athletes, doctors and other health care professionals take precautions to prevent the spread of communicable and infectious diseases.
Some suggestions for helping prevent the spread of illnesses and disease in yoga follow:
All of your yoga equipment and gear should be regularly treated with Clear Gear Sports Spray. At Clear Gear, we understand that the goal of playing is to compete and enjoy yourself. Don’t hold yourself back with a preventable and painful illness. Use Clear Gear Sports Spray and keep on playing.