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At Least 35 Common Medical Conditions are Contraindicated for Certain Yoga Poses: Prevent Yoga Injury Campaigns to Educate on Yoga Safety
Date:12/6/2012

Savannah, GA (PRWEB) December 06, 2012

With Yoga Journal reporting that 20.4 Americans are now practicing yoga and New Year's resolutions right around the corner, you probably know someone who's jumping, head first, into yoga. One woman has made it her mission to make them stop and think first.

Victoria McColm, author of "The Contraindication Index for Yoga Asanas," believes that education is the first act of real wellbeing, especially for individuals who have medical conditions or injuries that might be worsened by yoga.

“Yoga contraindications and medical conditions are somewhat glossed over in yoga teacher training. Many of my teaching colleagues were looking for more training on the topic, but it wasn't available, so I set out to create it.” McColm explains. “When I completed the book, I was a little shocked. Pulling all of the yoga contraindication information into a single place really shows how substantial it is and how many practitioners could be at risk.”

Inspired by the controversy surrounding the New York Times Magazine article “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body,” McColm, a registered yoga teacher who’s been practicing for seven years, wrote "The Contraindication Index for Yoga Asanas" to help yoga practitioners, instructors and health care professionals understand how to modify or avoid particular poses, or asanas, in relation to specific
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