1. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported 29,590 injuries between 2001-2014 (Orthop J Sports Med 2016 Nov.4)

  2. A survey in Finland of 110 practitioners, found 62% had injuries (International Journal of Yoga Therapy, No.18, 2008

  3. Activitas Nervosa Superior, Vol. 27, 1985  promotes relaxation by retarding mental activity and slowing down heart rate. But, paradoxically, it also excitesthe body through autonomic stimulation and it works in a way similar to sexual stimulation

  4. Many cases of injuries are unreported and sometimes the causes are unrecognized by physicians. (International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 18, 2008; 19, 2009)

  5. The stress hormone cortisol, dropped an average of 11% and testosterone increased 16% in men, and in women went up an amazing 55%! (Human Physiology, vol. 30, no. 4, 2004)
       
  6. One of the greatest benefits of Yoga is its ability to improve mood and outlook, and even more over time. (Scientific Evaluation, 1937, K. Behanan)
     
  7. Muscle relaxation (muscle tone vs. tonus), which yoga is good at facilitating, improves sleep (Dr. E. Jacobson Progressive Relaxation)

  8. Yoga cannot achieve the same benefits as aerobic exercises. The only yoga routine that comes close to aerobic exercises is the Sun Salutation, (a series of linked flowing movements). It does increase cardiovascular and aerobic fitness. (Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Vol.15, July 2011)