Yoga Causes Surprising Number of Injuries

Popular form of exercise can lead to permanent disabilities.
1:29 | 01/06/12

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-- controversy has been raised about a wildly popular form of exercise yoga a new book says yoga is causing a surprising number of injuries. Even disability. Here's ABC's -- Davis. It's a sign of -- that you don't see pop. And three of the four attendants in -- -- Are moderately. A brand new book is now making the controversial case that yoga can be bad for -- It's something Kathy Lily knows all too well. Of -- yoga instructor sidelined by injuries three times -- fourth step and I. -- enhanced content cash -- -- has exploded in popularity in this country from just four million a decade ago to an estimated twelve million today. Less noticed. Injuries were going up just as fast. Only a dozen reported in 2000. Up to more than 5500. In 2007. There are people that terrorists who eager to do it too well too quickly. Doctor fisherman like many physician says yoga is good for you -- done correctly but he says the quality of instruction is lacking. People are recruited into doing yoga. And teaching -- who really and that's -- to do so the important thing is to know your body. I need to try to see what I was doing wrong if you're much around here good -- -- now that's the difference between getting healthy. And getting hurt -- -- Davis ABC news New York.

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