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Yoga Injuries

Pain and Prana: The Yoga-Related Injury

Cat del Valle Castellanos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Cat del Valle Castellanos

"Yoga-related injuries." The phrase sounds ridiculous. I've been backcountry skiing, diving with sharks, and this is how I get injured? Who does this?

Yoga Poses That Can Hurt You

Michaelle Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michaelle Edwards

To be smart and safe in yoga, we need to consider postural alignment and natural joint function, rather than blindly following a list of "must-do" traditional poses and boot camp challenges.

The Yoga Injuries Debate: How 'Dangerous' Is Yoga, Really?

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

Brace yourself: The debate over yoga injuries has reemerged, and no matter how tired you may be of the prolonged row, there are useful things to pay attention to here.

Physician Heal Thyself: An Interview with Yoga's Michaelle Edwards

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Stewart J. Lawrence

New York Times science journalist William Broad has scandalized the yoga world for much of the past year with his claim that yoga, while often benefic...

The Science of Pet Peeves: Yoga's Latest War of Words

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Stewart J. Lawrence

The yoga world's in a minor uproar -- again. And once more, it's training its fire on New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist William Broad.

The Dark Side of Yoga

Sura | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Sura

The way people approach life is the way people show up on their yoga mat. And yoga teachers are no exception. Some yoga teachers may lead with a sense of aggression and competition while others will promote a feeling of safety and peace.

Your Brain on Yoga: How to Kick Bad Habits and Foster Better Ones

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

In this interview, Dr. Timothy McCall discusses why it's so hard to change our habits and shares his insights into that one thing that just might help lay the foundation for a lifetime of better health habits: yoga.

5 Tips To Avoid Yoga Injuries

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

Any type of physical activity aiming to increase fitness carries with it a certain degree of risk. Pegged next to the injury rate of common physical activities like weight training and golf, however, yoga comes across as far safer than even a relatively innocuous activity like golf.

How To Avoid Getting Hurt In A Yoga Class

Kelly Moore | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelly Moore

Despite the doom and gloom scenario painted by the New York Times, the average Jane or Joe can practice yoga without having back surgery, popping a hamstring or making a trip to the emergency room (or even the drugstore) simply by following two simple guidelines.

Maureen Dowd's Take on Yoga

Philip Goldberg | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip Goldberg

Anyone who thinks that yoga is merely "a kinder version of alcohol" might want to do a reverse pose and get some more blood flowing to her brain. With proper supervision, of course.

5 Reasons Why Dudes Should Practice Yoga

Jason Wachob | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Wachob

So how does a tall-ex-wall-street-trading-fraternity-boy-jock end up practicing yoga? Well, it just sorta happened.

25 Random Things About Yoga

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

1. You don't have to be thin to be flexible. 2. To get into certain poses, however, it does help to be thin to make up for a lack of flexibility. ... 14. Yoga teachers are not "yoga therapists" unless trained as such.