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“When Yoga Hurts” New York Times: 4,450 reported injuries from Yoga ” Advice: Combine Yoga with Strength Movements

July 26, 2010

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Please read this exceptional article published in The New York Times, “When Yoga hurts”. Yoga is a phenomenal physical exercise program and contributes to a better health as long as you combine it with conditioning strength training programs. Practicing Yoga alone it can really increase your risk for injury. According to the article, the recent estimates of Yoga Injuries are at a record high with 4,450 in 2006 from 3,760 in 2004. This estimates are provided by United States Product Safety Commission.

Plyometrics and Impact exercise contributes to severe injury also for those ones without an athletic background.  Strength Conditioning Training is a perfect way of decreasing your risk for injury. In my Upcoming Book, Super Body, Super Brain, i will provide specific strength training conditioning programs that you could include to your routine and make sure you avoid injuries and develop a powerful  body and a sharper brain.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Jeanette permalink
    July 26, 2010 4:24 pm

    Michael, it i sinteresting you just posted this. I started yoga classes last week to focus more strongly on the mind/body/spirit connection of physical exercise and to gain better balance. I was stunned at the physical strength that was required for many of the poses. The yoga instructor’s body was a work of art – lean and perfectly toned. I will also be taking power classes (weight-based cardiovascaular classes) to supplement the yoga.

    From a physical perspective, I am naturally a bit off-balance. Other than yoga, there aren’t many exercise options out there to increase balance. Very much looking forward to the release of you book as my next step…

    • July 26, 2010 4:32 pm

      Dear jeanette….

      thanks so much for your comment….I really appreciate your feedback and your insightful comments!…..I can’t thank you enough….thanks again!

  2. July 27, 2010 10:11 am

    Cases of Yoga injury are on a rise. We are devoting this week to help answer questions on Yoga injuries. If you or a friend is suffering from yoga related injury or want to know ways of avoiding, post your questions here. We would be more than happy to answer them.

  3. August 21, 2010 5:07 pm

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