Here’s a story that could get the “yoga can hurt you” drumbeat going again.
According to the uniquely unreliable Mail in the UK, a guy practicing in a Mysore room tried to do Marichyasana B and broke his thigh:
A man suffered a painful break to his thigh bone while carrying out a yoga pose.
The 39-year-old man, who remains unidentified, had been practising yoga for two years, and had recently begun exploring Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga.
In the emergency department, doctors found the man’s lower limb was shorter than usual and had rotated due to the injury.
X-rays showed he had a fracture in his ‘femoral shaft’, the long, straight part of the thigh bone.
Doctors said they believed this is the first documented case of a healthy person developing such a fracture while following a yoga stance.
Here’s a link to the report on this that is the impetus for the Mail story. (Warning: X-rays that may make you think twice about doing Marichy B.) What strikes me is the description of this as a “low-energy” break. The report also concludes in part with this: “Yoga-related injuries are becoming more commonplace.”
(And note, we’ve now “broken” our taking Moon days off from posting twice today.)
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