On January 5th the New York Times Magazine published a provocative article called “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body” by William J.Broad. Over my years of teaching many of my students (some of them Yoga teachers) have asked me what I think about Yoga, and I always respond with a common AT motto “It’s not what you do, but how you do it.” Indeed Yoga in certain environments and for certain people can be dangerous, but with appropriate knowledge and awareness of your body and of how it is designed to move, you can make intelligent and informed choices about which Yoga class is, or is not, right for you. The Alexander Technique is a wonderful complement to help students more safely study Yoga. I recommend this article by my colleague Joan Arnold for more information.
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