The Science of Yoga

The Science of Yoga

The Myths and the Rewards

Book - 2012
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The Science of Yoga draws on a hidden wealth of science, history, and surprising facts to cut through the fog that surrounds contemporary yoga and to show - for the first time - what is uplifting and beneficial and what is delusional, flaky, and dangerous. At heart, it illuminates the risks and rewards. The book takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of undiscovered yoga that goes from old libraries in Calcutta to the world capitals of medical research, from little-known archives to spotless laboratories, from sweaty yoga classes with master teachers to the cosy offices of yoga healers. In the process, it shatters myths, lays out unexpected benefits, and offers a compelling vision of how to improve the discipline.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012
ISBN: 9781451641424
Branch Call Number: 613.7046 BRO 2012 23
Characteristics: xxxi, 298 p. : ill

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bobgrant
Apr 13, 2012

This was an interesting idea for a book. It is very clear on what yoga does and does not do for a person. The chapter on injuries/hazards is particularly enlightening. I would have liked to edit this book differently though: I don't need a complete re-hash of every historical figure in yoga or every single trial conducted by scientists. I skimmed quite a bit of that stuff.

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