At the recent Yoga Journal Conference, Yoga teachers including Gary Kraftsow and David Swenson spoke with author William J Broad about his article in the New York Times‘“How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body” .
Yoga, they concluded, is a tool, and injuries happen when teachers don’t teach students how to use the tool correctly, or when students use the tool in incorrect ways, pushing their bodies past what they can handle.
Students should “forget about mastering the posture and learn how postures can serve you and transform your body,” said Kraftsow, and “teachers shouldn’t teach postures, they should teach students.”
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