We know, more debate over yoga injuries? Yep! Believe it or not, we still have bodies and brains and vulnerabilities, which could lead to possible injury (or not). Though the subject may seem to border on beating a dead-horse-asana it’s actually a still very relevant discussion in today’s growing yoga world. And we’re thankful for the continued conversation by some pretty smart yoga peeps.
Yoga U Online is hosting another free online telesummit this week April 10-14th called ‘Yoga Injuries: Facts & Fiction‘ with the likes of Judith Hanson Lasater, Roger Cole, Tias Little, Dr. Timothy McCall, Leslie Kaminoff, Jason Crandell, Dr. Loren Fishman, Ellen Saltonstall, Dr. Baxter Bell, Julie Gudmestad, and Peggy Cappy.
A bit of the description:
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. Some students are reporting that relatives are cautioning them against practicing yoga, because they’ve heard that yoga is “dangerous.” Indeed, if you’re new to yoga, you may be concerned yourself—who wouldn’t be when reading the words “yoga’”and “stroke” in the same sentence?
What’s not being mentioned, however, is that there are more than 400 studies documenting the health benefits of the practice: Yoga is being used to help veterans with PTSD or brain injuries, people suffering from depression and anxiety, kids with ADHD, those with back pain or other chronic conditions, recovering addicts, and others. And most of us turn to yoga because we like the way it makes us feel, physically, mentally and emotionally.
You can sign up here.
Extra credit: We recommend reading
- Dr. Timothy McCall’s revised article “Man Bites Down Dog” in which he gave it a “radical snarkectomy.”
- Also, deeper analysis: Does Yoga Kill? Yoga, Truthiness and the New York Times.
- Dr. Timothy McCall Responds to Yoga Dangers Controversy, William J. Broad’s ‘Numerous mistakes and Exaggerations’
- In Response to Dangers of Doing Yoga and the Great Yoga Scare
- Go With Your Flow: Yoga On Your Period – To Invert or Not to Invert?
- Relief! Science Finds Yoga to Greatly Improve Fibromyalgia Symptoms