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Thu, Jan 12, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Can Yoga Be Bad for You?


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Yoga Journal estimates that Americans spend over $5 billion a year on yoga classes and products. And this should come as no surprise -- yoga is credited with lifting moods, revitalizing sex and reducing stress. But a recent New York Times Magazine article focused on how yoga can also cause serious injury. We discuss the safe practice of yoga.

Host: Scott Shafer

Guests:

  • Baxter Bell, director of the Piedmont Yoga Studio's teacher-training program in Oakland and a board-certified family doctor
  • Glenn Black, yoga teacher featured in the New York Times Magazine article
  • Jason Crandell, yoga teacher and contributing editor of Yoga Journal
  • Kaitlin Quistgaard, editor in chief of Yoga Journal
  • Moshe Lewis, physical medicine and rehabilitation physician at California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus

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