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.


Jason Crandell, yoga teacher and contributing editor of Yoga Journal

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

Kaitlin Quistgaard, editor in chief of Yoga Journal

Moshe Lewis, physical medicine and rehabilitation physician at California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus