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Old 03-21-2013
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The yoga injuries were of two types
1) Serious joint injuries from excessive effort in flexibility-oriented poses. Usually men trying to compete with women in the class, or trying to match the (usually female) instructor.
2) Strokes and other brain trauma from crushing a critical artery in the neck while doing shoulder stand and plow.
I've not done either since reading that.

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