(Originally posted January 14, 2012)
As much as I do enjoy Yoga, this article shows Yoga-like any sport–is not without risks. Most Yoga -related back injuries come from twists and inversions (ie. wheel) executed without proper form. I especially caution participants in “hot”/ Bikram Yoga against over-extension which can easily occur due the increased range of motion the added heat in the room can permit. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/magazine/how-yoga-can-wreck-your-body.html?_r=1 …Another reason to choose a good teacher and build up your strength and flexibility gradually.