Just for good measure, CNN takes on yogagate with their own redundant response to the hubbub over The New York Times “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body” (which we all know is part of a book, yes?) complete with frustrated yoga teacher, dramatic voice-overs and menacing words in quotes (see below, and above). But they do (slightly) dig into the whole can of “so who should allowed to teach yoga anyway?” Before you roll your eyes, we do appreciate their move away from focusing solely on body wreckage and injuries. OK, roll on if you like.
For the wary practitioners they go on to offer golden advice: “The best way to avoid injury is to find a studio with qualified, experienced teachers.” Eureka! Now if only there were a respected organization with the capability to make thoughtful, transparant, informed guidelines about qualifications and experience. Hmm.
Or perhaps, better yet, if only yoga teachers themselves would make it point to learn the health risks and benefits of the practice they’re teaching, for the safety of their students, and the sanity of the drama-averse.
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