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Yoga injuries: a hot to trot topic lately. And it’s for good reason. No one wants to get hurt. One could say it’s especially counterproductive and counterintuitive in yoga class. Body destruction is not one of the eight limbs, doncha know. But, believe it or not, we are human and we do have destructible bodies [...]


by Sara Kleinsmith For those of you who adore all things yoga, you may have discovered one or two social media phenoms whose practice you admire and aspire to. One such popular icon is Kino MacGregor, a prominent Ashtangi whose rigorous practice is nearly Cirque Du Soleil-esque, as impressive as it is glittery. MacGregor recently suffered [...]


Yoga is a wonderful tool, but “it hasn’t all been roses” as author, yoga teacher and prominent yoga blogger Matthew Remski points out in his promo video for the forthcoming book, What Are We Actually Doing in Asana?. Modern Postural Yoga (or MPY as Remski refers to it) is what we know as our contemporary and [...]


A Miami man is claiming Bikram yoga teachers encouraged him to keep taking class until he finally snapped, literally. Eric Oriol, 58, injured his back in the Navy years ago but he says it was the persistence of the teachers at Bikram Yoga North Miami to keep practicing that finally broke his L5, fifth lumbar vertebra. (The storied [...]


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.


Let us start by saying articles like this always amuse us. Why? Because if you did anything, like walking on the street, unconsciously, there’s a risk of being runover by a truck, tripping and breaking a hip or biting your lip chewing gum.


By Jill Miller, Creator of Yoga Tune Up Pain, numbness, tingling? Do any of these describe the feelings you have when you come out of an asana? Please heed these warnings! Not all yoga poses are safe for all people. Just follow expert yoga teacher Patricia Sullivan’s story in the October 2010 issue of Yoga [...]


And here comes the bad news: BEWARE yoga can hurt you! While any physical activity, like say walking for example, can sometimes put you at risk of hurting yourself, yoga has the special added bonus of some semi-awkward poses and an onslaught of enthusiastic yoga teachers who may or may not be thoroughly trained and [...]