Yoga show-offs injure themselves in quest for Instagram shots

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Yoga show-offs injure themselves in quest for Instagram shots

It’s become over-commercialised, resulting in inexperienced people pushing themselves too far, expert warns

Izzy Lyons

Originating in India more than 5,000 years ago, yoga is believed to be one of the first forms of exercise created, bringing physical and psychological benefits to those who practise it.

But today’s Instagram-conscious instructors are falling victim to injuries because they are attempting challenging poses that will look good on social media, experts have warned.

The desire to teach the discipline “purely for aesthetic reasons” is leading to a rise in the number of yoga teachers suffering injuries, particularly in their hips...

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