Dr. Timothy McCall on “How to Not Wreck Your Body Doing Yoga”

Dr. Timothy McCall, author of Yoga as Medicine, who was quoted in last week’s infamous New York Times article,  shares some thoughts on practicing yoga smartly and safely in his recent newsletter (which I highly recommend).

Click here to read the rest of the article in pdf format.

If your simple goal in life is to reach the end of the Internet reading more on this subject, I also recommend checking out YogaDorks “Complete and Exhaustive Guide: Yoga Community Responds to NYT ‘How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body’.”

P.S. Here are the links from Dr. McCall’s article since they’re not active in the PDF.

Leslie Kaminoff Shares His Two Cents on Whether Yoga Will Wreck Your Body

Here’s the cover of the soon to be released book whose author recently set the yoga community’s tail on fire  with his New York Time’s article, “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body.”


While I’ll reserve my response until I read the book, I thought I’d share Leslie Kaminoff’s video response to the article:

Leslie Kaminoff is the author of Yoga Anatomy, 2nd Edition.

John Friend will Definitely be at Wanderlust Festival

Bet there’s a few of you who can’t wait to get the Wanderlust 2011 party started.  I know one person who will be there:  Anusara Yoga founder John Friend.  I really quite enjoyed this fairly long but entertaining clip from John Friend at last year’s Wanderlust Speakeasy about the purpose, power, and diversity of the yoga community.

In the midst of exploring the world of Anusara, I discovered this gem of a yoga reading list on the Anusara website. Lots of good yoga books to contemplate (and buy…Yikes!). And since I’m a bit of an Anusara novice, I also enjoyed listening to this interview of John Friend by Drishti Point, discussing the expansion of hatha yoga around the world, John’s approach to developing teachers, and the underlying principles of Anusara.

In case you missed it or just want to relive the verbal punch/counterpunch between The New York Times and John Friend (aka “The Yoga Mogul”), here are the juicy links:  New York TimesThe Yoga Mogul; John Friend – Response.

To read the press release for John’s 2011 World Tour, Dancing with the Divine, click through the break.

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