When I invite people to my classes, some recoil and say yoga injured them. This disappoints me as I believe yoga is for everyone and a lot of teachers don’t teach progressively and safely. When I ask how they hurt themselves, it’s obvious they have “chaturanga shoulder” or an SI joint issue from pelvic instability while doing asymmetrical poses incorrectly. Years ago I myself got bursitis from doing an ashtanga series I was not ready for. Now I urge everyone to breathe first, feel and listen to their bodies and take the modification most appropriate for them. I ALWAYS offer options for EVERY pose and I give positive reinforcement to students who, for whatever reason, choose child’s pose.