Remember all that fuss over yoga ‘wrecking your body‘ and such? Ouch! This could easily be dubbed the year of “bend it til it breaks” with much debate and controversy surrounding William J. Broad’s book The Science of Yoga: The Risks and Rewards and other scandalous mentionables.
While the bedlam has since died down, yoga injuries are still very much a hot topic and something we should all feel free to discuss. YogaUOnline thinks so and will be hosting a free online telesummit called ‘Yoga Injuries: Facts and Fiction’ featuring some heavy hitters in the yoga and medical fields.
Via a press release:
Enough already? The yoga community has had its fill of media hype about yoga injuries this year.
Yet, the media debate about yoga injuries spurred by the New York Times article “Can Yoga Wreck Your Body?”, has left a lot of confusion in its wake. Many yoga teachers continue to deal with the fall-out.
In an effort to shed some much-needed clarity on this debate, YogaUOnline, a leading website for online yoga education, is sponsoring a free online telesummit on Yoga Injuries: Facts and Fiction with leading yoga teachers and medical experts, including Roger Cole, Ph.D., Tias Little, Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T., Dr. Loren Fishman, Dr. Timothy McCall, Julie Gudmestad, P.T., Ellen Saltonstall, and Peggy Cappy, founder of the PBS-Series Yoga for the Rest of Us. The telesummit will be hosted streaming live on Saturday, August 25, 2012, 12 pm‒4 pm EDT/9 am‒1 pm PDT on YogaUOnline.com.
WJB will not be part of this telesummit, but we hope he tunes in. Here’s the info for you to do so, too.
Click here to sign up for the free telesummit. Saturday, August 25, 2012, 12 pm‒4 pm EDT/9 am‒1 pm PDT on YogaUOnline.com.
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In his NY Times article, William Broad actually managed to quote two of the teachers participating in this telesummit (Dr. Timothy McCall and Roger Cole, Ph.D.) completely out of context, making it seem like he had interviewed them (which he had not) and like they agreed with him (which they do not). Now is your chance to hear their side of the story (along with other well respected experts).
Jim Fixx died while running and I pulled my back painting my closet (no, the weight training didn’t do it…). Yea, you can get injured walking down the street.
Thisis with less than on eday notice on on eof the last sunny days of summer. Poorly thought out for good involvement. I am disappointed.
Did I totally miss the link? How can I sign up for this free tele-summit? Thanks for sharing!
I am sorry never mind… I’ve got it. I totally glimpsed over your entry and overlooked it. Thanks hun!
This is a very informative article and Yoga injuries are no more frequent than other activites and sports. It is so important to prepare and not over do it in the begining, to avoid muscle sprains and back injuries. I recommend natural pain relief solutions and the blog and videos @ http://www.imbuebody , are very effective.