Accessibility seems to be a buzz word in the yoga community. It’s great to see the effort being made to be more inclusive so that all feel welcome to try yoga. Still, it seems like one community isn’t often addressed — and it’s a community all yogis will be eventually be a part of if we keep getting older.
A new study from the Mayo Clinic was recently released entitled, Soft Tissue and Bony Injuries Attributed to the Practice of Yoga: A Biomechanical Analysis and Implications for Management. While I’m glad to see more research being done on the effects yoga has on the body, I get concerned when some of the information shared can be easily misinterpreted and spread without sufficient context.