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The controversial article by Glenn Black was adapted from “The Science of Yoga: The Risks and Rewards” by William J. Broad.

How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body

Glenn Black is a yoga teacher who studied in Pune, India (at B. K. S. Iyengar's Institute). He wrote this article for The New York Times in January 2012 . This article concerns his ideas on the damage yoga can do to you. One controversial quote is

the vast majority of people” should give up yoga altogether. It’s simply too likely to cause harm."

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How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body

 

A Response to “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body”
John Schumacher has responded to Glenn Black's article in The New York Times. These quotes are from that article;

"OF COURSE, you can hurt yourself doing yoga. You can injure yourself tying your shoes"

"B.K.S. Iyengar (who is referred to repeatedly in the article) is thriving at age 93, still standing on his head for up to half an hour at a crack, and a bunch of us fogies who have been practicing yoga for forty years or more are doing quite alright, thank you."

A Response to “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body”

The Yoga Dork Blog has a good article on this topic - 'Yoga Injuries and Battered Egos, ‘How Yoga Wrecks the Body’ via The New York Times'
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How the NYT Can Wreck Yoga
Rick Bartz write "A more troublesome underlying cause that leads to injuries while doing yoga, I believe, is the value system that forms the basis of the yoga ‘industry’ in America, which is built largely on economic incentive."

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