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Yoga More Dangerous Than Previously Thought, Scientists Say

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 29, 2017

Yoga is more dangerous than previously thought and causes as many injuries as other sports, a study has found.

The 5,000 year-old Indian discipline is said to boost physical and mental wellbeing, and celebrity fans include Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen – as well as David and Victoria Beckham.

However, in a recent study´yoga´caused musculoskeletal pain – mostly in the arms – in more than one in ten participants.

The scientists behind the research, which was published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies,´also found that the practice worsened over a fifth of existing injuries.

Professor Evangelos Pappas, of Sydney University, the study’s lead researcher said: “Yoga may be a bit more dangerous than previously thought.

“Our study found the incidence of pain caused by´yoga´is more than 10 percent per year – which is comparable to the rate of all sports injuries combined among the physically active population.

“However people consider it to be a very safe activity. This injury rate is up to 10 times higher than has previously been reported.”

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Russian Officials Ban Yoga Because It’s Too Much Like a Religious Cult

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Russian Officials Ban Yoga Because It’s Too Much Like a Religious Cult

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 2, 2015

031-YOGI-YOGATwo studios have recently received letters purporting to be from government officials and urging them to stop teaching yoga classes.

Russian officials have targeted yoga as part a crackdown on activities associated with “religious cults”.

At least two studios in the central city of Nizhnevartovsk have reportedly been sent letters by local authorities asking them to stop hosting yoga classes being taught in municipal buildings. The Aura and Ingara studios are both known to conduct classes of Hatha yoga, one of the most popular forms in Europe.

According to The Moscow Times, the letter received by both studios urges them to “prevent the spread of new religious cults and movements.” The letters identify Hatha yoga as being “inextricably linked to religious practices” and ask the property owners to put a stop to the classes accordingly.

“Everybody is scared and amused”, Inga Pimenova, at teacher at the Ingara School, said according to the Times.

Hindu tradition believes that Hatha yoga was founded by Shiva, one of the main deities of Hinduism, and passed down in succession through disciples.

Last week saw hundreds of thousands of people around the globe celebrate the first ever International Yoga Day.

A 2012 study by The Yoga Journal found that around 8.7 per cent of the US population, 20.4 million people, practice yoga on a regular basis.

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China Makes Major Moves To Ban Islam 

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