The Science of Yoga
The Risks and the Rewards
William J. Broad
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
A lead science writer for The New York Times—and lifelong yoga practitioner—examines centuries of history and research to scrutinize the claims made about yoga for health, fitness, emotional wellbeing, sex, weight loss, healing, and creativity. He reveals what is real and what is illusory, in the process exposing moves that can harm or even kill. A New York Times bestseller.
The Science of Yoga draws on more than a century of painstaking research to present the first impartial evaluation of a practice thousands of years old. It celebrates what’s real and shows what’s illusory, describes what’s uplifting and beneficial and what’s flaky and dangerous—and why. Broad unveils a burgeoning global industry that attracts not only curious scientists but true believers and charismatic hustlers. He shatters myths, lays out unexpected benefits, and offers a compelling vision of how the ancient practice can be improved.
From Publishers Weekly
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The only book of its kind
While there are libraries full of yoga books, this one is the only one I know of that delves into the science behind the practice. The author handles the pros and cons very fairly. Not only did I learn the fascinating history and evolution of yoga, I learned what NOT to do as well as why (physiologically) I feel good when I do certain positions.
Changed the world of yoga
This book deserves nothing less than five stars.
The value of the information in the book is unparalleled.
I am feel awe and shame for people who gave anything less than five stars.
I own the audiobook and the ebook.
I am thankful to the author for creating such a gem of knowledge.