Yoga Injuries – Facts & Fiction

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  • Tired of exaggerated, inaccurate claims around yoga injuries?
  • Wonder what the real story is—beyond the media narrative?
  • Want to learn how you can practice yoga safely at any age?

Finally, here's your chance to
find out firsthand from the experts.

Join us for a FREE online telesummit with leading yoga teachers and medical experts, including  Roger Cole, Dr. Timothy McCall, Ellen Saltonstall, Julie Gudmestad, Dr. Loren Fishman, Peggy Cappy, and Judith Hanson Lasater.

Join Us Online April 10 thru 14!

tias
Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T.
Julie Gudmestad, P.T.
Loren Fishman, M.D.
Ellen Saltonstall, ERYT-500
Leslie Kaminoff
Dr. Baxter Bell, M.D.
Jason Crandell
Timothy McCall, M.D.
Roger Cole, Ph.D.
Tias Little
Peggy Cappy
 

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Exploring the Real Issues

The media debate about yoga injuries, spurred by the New York Times article “Can Yoga Wreck Your Body?”, has left a lot of confusion in its wake. Some students are reporting that relatives are cautioning them against practicing yoga, because they've heard that yoga is “dangerous.” Indeed, if you’re new to yoga, you may be concerned yourself—who wouldn’t be when reading the words “yoga’”and “stroke” in the same sentence?

What's not being mentioned, however, is that there are more than 400 studies documenting the health benefits of the practice: Yoga is being used to help veterans with PTSD or brain injuries, people suffering from depression and anxiety, kids with ADHD, those with back pain or other chronic conditions, recovering addicts, and others. And most of us turn to yoga because we like the way it makes us feel, physically, mentally and emotionally.

Yes, there is an important debate to be had, but it doesn’t concern whether yoga is dangerous or not. True, you can develop musculoskeletal injuries and repetitive motion injuries practicing yoga, in the same way as you can if you go biking, jogging, golfing, or do weight-training. But, as we explore in this online telesummit, there's no convincing evidence for a link between yoga and stroke.

If you—or, if you're a yoga teacher, your students—have concerns, this seminar helps you to evaluate the real evidence. Other questions to be explored include:

  • If you’re new to yoga, how can you ensure you get the most effective start to your practice?
  • How can yoga teachers best serve the growing number of beginning students and make sure that their initial experience is rewarding?
  • What are the factors that could predispose students to injury in yoga classes?
  • Are yoga teachers sufficiently trained to serve the growing number of aging students who turn to yoga?

Join us for this FREE online telesummit to get the straight answers. Our panel of leading yoga teachers, Roger Cole, Tias Little, Dr. Timothy McCall, Ellen Saltonstall, Julie Gudmestad, Dr. Loren Fishman, Peggy Cappy, and Judith Hanson Lasater, highlight various aspects of the debate in a clear, concise manner.

We look forward to having you join us for this unique and rewarding opportunity to learn the facts about yoga injuries from expert teachers.

Join Us Online April 10 thru 14! Simply register above for full details of title of talks and bios of teachers.