Popped ribs, brain injuries, blinding pain. Are the healing rewards worth the risks?
William J. Broad’s 2012 article on some of the health risks of yoga.
Get ready: the great yoga injuries conversation has risen from the ashes. The great debate was initially ignited in early 2012 after an infamous article in the New York Times, “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body.” In the past few months, we’ve seen a new rash of articles and blog posts from author William Broad, in support of the [...]
By now, many yoga enthusiasts are well aware of the informative article “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body,” written by author William J. Broad, published early last year in the New York Times. While the article stated that yoga may not be appropriate for certain populations, it also carved out a few well-appointed reasons how [...]
The yoga world is still feeling the repercussions of the NYT article, “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body,” and William J. Broad’s book, The Science of Yoga. More than eight months after the article and release of the book sparked a huge conversation about whether yoga harms or heals, the debate continues. Now, some yoga [...]
At yesterday's "Why Yoga Shouldn't Hurt" panel, yogis sat down to talk about the New York Times' "How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body" article (and the firestorm it set off) with its now infamous author. Related posts: Tara Stiles and William Broad band together to preach the benefits of yoga How William J. Show More Summary
Tara Stiles' new book, Yoga Cures, explains how yoga can help ease more than 50 ailments. We asked her for help with one common among overworked New Yorkers. Related posts: Tara Stiles explains how yoga can not wreck your body No Tara Stiles yoga classes at Deepak Chopra’s Homebase at ABC Home My Five Beauty Obsessions: Tara Stiles
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William J. Broad adroitly incited 2012's biggest yoga controversy last month with a New York Times article called "How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body." Now, it seems he and the times are milking his shit-stirring ability with yet another inflammatory...Show More Summary
After the 'How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body' debacle we cut author William J. Broad a break. Heck it wasn't his fault the New York Times went for the shock value, and some reviews of his book actually made it sound worth reading. But this...Show More Summary
William J. Broad’s new book, The Science of Yoga, reached a level of infamy in the yoga community long before its release. An excerpt in the New York Times titled “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body” made a big splash in the yoga community and brought the subject of injuries to the forefront of the [...]
Ever since the New York Times published “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body,” the yoga purists are waging war on the way America practices yoga. Not only do they accuse modern yoga participants of falling victim to taking exercise classes sprinkled with spiritual materialism, they are not happy about how yoga teachers teach yoga today. [...]
At the beginning of January, the New York Times published an article called “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body,” which set the online yoga world on fire. Well, that was an excerpt from a book The Science of Yoga: The Risks and Rewards, by William J. Broad. The rest of the book is now ready [...]
While everyone is seemingly jumping on the "how yoga can wreck your body" bandwagon, CNN took the opportunity to add to those rumors by running a piece over the weekend about "Who should be allowed to teach yoga?" Of course, it talked...Show More Summary
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).
Sometimes I think the yoga community just needs to take more Savasanas. When they are not up in tree-posing arms over whether yoga can wreck your body, their bendy bodies are in a kink over the latest Equinox ads. Neither of which is worth getting into a commotion about. More » Post from: Blisstree
The opinion of injuries in the west is that they are the absolute worst thing in the world. But, the reality is they happen. To all of us. And, they can happen from any activity, even yoga asana.
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Should yoga come with a statutory warning? Practicing yoga can be injurious to health.
Has the recent New York Times article about "How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body" created a lot of controversy in the yoga world? Yes. Are we still talking about it, despite the fact that it turned our Kombucha-filled stomachs? Yes. This isn't...Show More Summary