I usually prefer not to get involved in the yoga wars, either praising the latest article celebrating the practice or decrying the ones which cast the practice in a less-than-flattering light. My opinion is as valid as anyone's but, yoga is understood through direct experience only and nothing I say or write on the subject can change what someone has already experienced or the opinions formed by that. There have been many responses to William J. Broad's NY Times How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body from January 5, 2012 but I think this offering is pretty spot on: Yoga Can’t Hurt You: If You Can Find It. ~ Godfrey Devereux. Enjoy.