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The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards
 
 
Author
William J. Broad.
Publisher Simon & Schuster  
Format paperback
ISBN 9781451641431
Pages/Publication Date 310/2012
Daedalus Item Code 29401
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Here a New York Times science journalist and lifelong yoga practitioner reveals how uncommon mental and physical states are integral to an often rewarding, sometimes risky practice long enshrouded in myth, superstition, and hyperbole. William Broad draws on more than a century of research to present this impartial evaluation of yoga. Describing what is proven and what is illusory, he illuminates how yoga can lift moods and inspire creativity, while exposing moves that can cripple and even cause fatal injury.

"A riveting, much-needed, clear-eyed look at the yoga mystique. In this investigation, science journalist William Broad pulls back the curtain on the little-discussed world of yoga injuries and risks, while setting the record straight about the numerous potential benefits. Downward dog will never look the same."—Daniel Goleman

"Yoga, an ancient practice with millions of modern practitioners, has been the subject of overheated speculation and grandiose claims; it has been dismissed without warrant as well, underappreciated by some who might well benefit from it. The Science of Yoga is a lucid and long overdue account of what scientists have found in their attempts to ferret out the truth about what yoga can and cannot do to heal and make better the body and mind. It is a fascinating and important book."—Kay Redfield Jamison

 
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