These top yoga instructors share the eyebrow-raising, balance-throwing questions they get all the time from students.
“Can you look at my X-rays and tell me what’s wrong with my back?”
Your yoga instructor will be the first to tell you that she is not a trained medical professional. Yoga expert Kristin McGee recently received a long, detailed email about a student’s herniated disks and other spine problems. “I can show her what poses not to do: no backward bends if your spine bulges inward, no forward bends if it’s bulging outward, because it can press on the nerves,” says McGee, who is also an online instructor for CoachClub. “I can also show her modified lunges and suggest alternatives to twisting.” But McGee can’t provide a diagnosis or a cure — and neither can any other yoga teacher. Continue reading >> HuffPost