Lack of regulation in yoga may put you at risk

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Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): A lack of regulation in yoga could be putting you at risk, according to reports.

Early Show Consumer Correspondent Susan Koeppen has said that while Americans spend nearly 6 billion dollars a year on yoga classes and products, there needs to be a regulation when they practice the art.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the number of yoga injuries rose from more than 3,700 in 2004 to more than 4,400 in 2006, reports CBS News.

Rachel Schneider, 27, who suffered from back pain, says that, while yoga brought calmness to her life with "a little bit of spirituality" and physicality, it ultimately caused two bulging disks which left her screaming in pain.

She shares her experience of getting injured because of yoga, an exercise that she loved.

And Koeppen explained how the inadequate oversight was leading to unqualified teachers being at the helm of yoga classes and students getting hurt in those classes. (ANI)

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