Here are few examples of recent bad press:
I know it also does a lot of good for people as well. It seems a shame not to recommend clients to take yoga classes anymore. But I’d hate to be causing injury to anyone.
I’d love to know what other professionals think of this dilemma.
Just like healthy food, if a person eats too much of it they will gain weight. If a person does exercise wrong, they will get hurt. Yoga is not new but, if done incorrect , a person will get hurt. Check your teaching skills with other yoga instructors. This will help you evaluate yourself. Feel confident with your instruction. And do not worry about the press. They are paid to write and, will write anything. I was the U.S.A. powerlifting champion and, squatted for many years ( over 700lbs on a regular basis). Then someone wrote an article about squats can damage the knees. The U.S.M.C. had banned them. Well years later someone wrote an article that squats will not damage the knee if done correctly. So, squats were viewed more closely and, it was discovered that they will not hurt if done correctly. I have been squatting for 42 years now and, my knees work fine. And, the U.S.M.C. lifted the ban. Also, slight injury can occur with any activity. but, I have not met anyone disabled from yoga. Keep the faith, Brian Rozzi