“On average yoga is as dangerous for injury as any other sport,” Associate Professor Evangelos Pappas said of the findings. “Yoga is beneficial for the most part, however there is a higher risk for injury than what we previously thought, because previous studies thought it was about 1 to 2.5 per cent.
Can yoga cause back problems?
Overdoing it and overstretching are the main culprits. 2) While yoga is recommended for those who want gentle, effective exercise, it can often bring to light an existing neck or back problem. People who have undiagnosed spinal issues may see an increase in pain because of the intense stretching involved.