Thanks for your emails, listeners! Many of you have mentioned that episode 2: Myths about Yoga is your very favorite, so this week, we're weighing in on three MORE common misconceptions about yoga.
Myth 1: All yoga is therapeutic.
- “God Is Dead Long Live Downward Dog: How Americans replaced therapeutic prayer with therapeutic yoga.” by Brian Palmer at Slate.com
- Yoga therapy definitions from the American Viniyoga Institute and the International Association of Yoga Therapists
- Watch for Beth Spindler's upcoming article that addresses this misconception in detail.
Myth 2: The “no true yogi” fallacy
- “You wouldn't have gotten injured if you were REALLY practicing yoga”/”'Good alignment' always prevents injury.”
- “Kino’s Hip: Reflections on Extreme Practice and Injury in Asana” by Matthew Remski
- “Top Five Ways of Derailing a Conversation about Yoga Safety (King and Queen Update #1)” also by Matthew Remski
Myth 3: “Yogis don't need to crosstrain.”
- “Uniform Movement Is Injurious. Cross-Training Is Essential” by Annie Adamson
- “Yoga Anatomy: What Every Teacher (and Practitioner) Should Know About Fascia” by Jenni Rawlings
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