A $5bn industry is outraged over a New York Times article saying that the keep fit regime could actually be harmful to your body.

This article titled “‘Yoga can damage your body' article throws exponents off-balance” was written by Joanna Walters in New York, for The Observer on Saturday 14th January 2012 16.19 UTC


One of the most common sights in New York is slim, young professional women scurrying across the city with rolled-up yoga mats under their arms and determined looks, cramming in a dawn or lunchtime session between power moves in the office. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that an incendiary magazine piece in the New York Times, under the headline, “How yoga can wreck your body”, has turned the usually chilled community of yoga-lovers upside down. In the US, and perhaps even in Britain, where an estimated million people practise regularly, yoga may never be the same again.

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