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Do you have to be double jointed to do the lotus?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: See below

First things first.
There is no such thing as being "double jointed". This is a popular term for people who are very flexible. Some people have conditions with abnormal collagen and their joints are much too loose to the point of being unstable. In general, some people can do lotus very easily (my wife and some people will never be able to do lotus (me) despite the fact that i practice yoga alot.

In brief: See below

First things first.
There is no such thing as being "double jointed". This is a popular term for people who are very flexible. Some people have conditions with abnormal collagen and their joints are much too loose to the point of being unstable. In general, some people can do lotus very easily (my wife and some people will never be able to do lotus (me) despite the fact that i practice yoga alot.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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