NYT v. Yoga – Article, overview of responses and the bottom line…

from NYT

I wasn’t going to do it, so many already have.  Then a good yoga teacher wrote on my wall “the NYT wasn’t way off…” and here I go…

Article: NYT releases article on Thursday (1/5) about how yoga will “wreck your body”  The article is a preview of a book on the same topic.  It is a dumb as it sounds. The picture is funny, if nothing else.

Responses: The Yoga blogsphere explodes and I won’t do more than point you to a couple of summaries if you want more, one I really liked and-for balance-one compassionate take on the article.

Bottom line: The NYT article/Mr. Broad’s forthcoming book are sensationalist and misleading.  They are way, way off.

Yes, people can go too far and have injuries for a while as a result.  This is true in pretty much everything, including yoga.  But they do us a favor by going too far…  They have not only given the Yogis a chance to response in unison (check) but they have reminded us that many people are still confused about yoga, good thing so many of us are teachers…

 

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