I'm 21 and was in a class about a month ago. Everyone else was about 50 years or older and the teacher mentioned how I was lucky to be young and flexible but a couple poses later my legs started crackling really loud . It didn't happen to anyone else but I thought it was ironic. It doesn't only happen when your old lol.
I don't get pain when it happens but I have pain in general but not sure if it's related. Sometimes it's nice when you get a good pop and things feel more aligned.
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Thanks all! I'm just learning to love it! OH...I did have one question, but I can't determine what hte area is called. You know those little 'dimple' areas above one's rear end on either side of the spine (no, not the fat inspired dimples the ones over a hip joint or something. Can feel bone under them...anyway...
Sometimes THAT is an area that if I twist too fast or unexpectedly at an angle while bending over, 'catches' and freezes me like those old people in old time cartoons when their 'back goes out'. All I can do is lay down and it passes in about 30 min to an hour. Dr' blows it off, I suspect, as an overweight standard complaint.
**Is there extra stretching/conditioning anyone might know of for that area? When I'm warmed up and working out regularly it happens much less often.
As long as you are feeling no pain, what you are probably hearing is air bubbles popping in your synovial fluid. That's stuff that's in certain joints in the body and it lubricates those joints. Air gets trapped in the fluid sometimes and your movement is popping the bubbles, which is good because then there is more room for fluid and the joints are better protected.
Is there any amount of cracking and popping that should be worrisome during stretching and yoga? No pain that I've noticed but my hip joints crack like a good knuckle crack in about 2 , 3 different places when I do triangle and such.....
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