So apparently the NY Times article “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body” struck quite a chord with many people in the yoga community. Not really a surprise, is it?
Common sense tells you that when you’re trying to do something, whether its something you’ve done before or are first attempting, you should always listen to your body before anything else. Your body is an amazing thing, it has an intricately complex and connected system to let you know when you’re telling it to do something that it shouldn’t be doing. If you do something, and your body tells you it hurts, you need to consider what it is you’re doing to yourself. Not just push through because the person next to you, in front of you, or behind you is doing it. They don’t have to live in your body, now do they?
Here are some of the responses:
Mary Mann’s response http://yoganonymous.org/new-york-times-yoga-wreck-body-article-response-mary-…
Very interesting artile by Sadie Nardini http://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/01/sadie-nardini-responds-to-how-yoga-can…
Response on the Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eden-g-fromberg-do/yoga_b_1202465.html
Hope that provides a more balanced perspective into the controversy of yoga!