More online responses to article about yoga wrecking your body

Soon after the New York Times magazine article came out about how yoga can wreck your body, YogaRose put together a nice list of the initial responses.

That’s here.

In the past day or so there have been some more, including the Beast piece we discussed earlier.

Here’s a smattering of what people are saying:

  • Five tips to avoid injuries, plus a list of other activities that can hurt you (that seems to be a popular way to respond), via the Huffington Post.
  • A piece at Yoga Journal, which ought to have some response.
  • A Salon piece holds out hope that the book upon which the article is based is more nuanced. That seems a fair bet — it’s longer, after all.
  • Patricia Walden has posted a response from the president of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States here.
  • Another HuffPo piece. Perhaps the editors need to talk more there.

Two strange things. I don’t see anything at Elephant Journal and the New York Times, itself, hasn’t done anything on the reaction. I wouldn’t expect a full-on story, but I’m amazed none of the related blogs — on health or on the magazine, itself — picked it up.

Maybe they will.

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