Is Yoga Bad for the Knees?


Ok, I admit it. I’m not a yoga fan. Even if you are it might be worth taking a look at this article. The comments are from a medical doctor who has had to attempt to fix the knees of yoga instructors. Many of our stretches are yoga inspired but I think the whole yoga phenomenon is a bit overblown. One real interesting point is obvious. Larger classes seem to lead to more problems. This is because large class yoga is what I call fake stretching. Kind of a follow the leader, “try to get in this position” sort of thing. This leads to a lot of relative motion in attempts to look like the people in front. I think the development of relative flexibility is one of the real big problems in yoga.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/8222484/Yoga-bad-for-your-knees-Indian-doctor-warns.html

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6 Responses to “Is Yoga Bad for the Knees?”

  1. [...] Is Yoga Bad for the Knees?     This is just an article showing another article from a doctor speaking about how these yoga masters are having these health problems such as knee problems. [...]

  2. mboyle1959 Says:

    It’s hard to say how much flexibility you need? Elsbeth Vaino, one of my StrengthCoach.com experts, put it nicely the other day. Most who need yoga don’t do it, most who do it don’t need it.

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