This Telegraph article claims:

Yoga is more dangerous than previously thought and causes as many injuries as other sports, a study has found.

[...] in a recent study yoga caused musculoskeletal pain - mostly in the arms


Professor Evangelos Pappas, of Sydney University, the study's lead researcher said: "Yoga may be a bit more dangerous than previously thought.

"Our study found the incidence of pain caused by yoga is more than 10 percent per year - which is comparable to the rate of all sports injuries combined among the physically active population.

Is the practice of yoga as susceptible to injuries as sports?

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    Related question: Has yoga been shown to have a healing effect? Yoga seems to encompass a pretty broad variety of activities, which might make it hard to give a clear answer to a question like the one in the title of this post. Oct 24 '17 at 19:15
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    The related question talks about a psychological healing but I'm referring to a physical damage. Psychological healings are hard to prove or disprove.
    – Grasper
    Oct 24 '17 at 19:22

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