NYT: It’s Not Too Late to Become a Yoga Believer.

Via on Feb 22, 2012

Jane Brody takes the yoga plunge…well, sort of.

We have received numerous responses, comments and opinions from nearly all yoga walks of life as a result of William J. Broad’s infamous New York Times article How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body. The article was published in early January as a prelude to his new book: The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards.

Jane Brody, a colleague of Mr. Broad, shares a response after reading his new book…

One morning, a well-meaning swimming buddy called out for all in the Y locker room to hear: “I can’t believe Jane Brody doesn’t do yoga!”

She was right: I didn’t do yoga and, not knowing what it might offer me, I was loath to try it. I also feared that the meteoric growth of yoga had outpaced the training of quality teachers able to protect my aging body parts.

Now, it seems, my thinking and schedule may be due for a change. After reading my colleague William J. Broad’s new book, “The Science of Yoga,” and observing a class at my local Y, I see there may be a lot more to this centuries-old activity, more to its benefits and its risks, than I had ever imagined…

…read the full article here.

 

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The Science of Yoga: from Ritual Sex to Yogic Hypersexuality.

Sadie Nardini Responds to “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body.”

About Tanya Lee Markul

Co-Founder and Chief Editor of Rebelle Society. She’s convinced that she once swam the depths of the deepest ocean and in the next round, grew over two hundred feet tall. In this life, she’s a vulnerable creation in process. She has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism & a Master’s in Business. In 2009, surrendering to the good fight within, she became a certified teacher of yoga. Now a full-time devoted student to the sacred art of self-discovery and creative expression, she spends her days on her yoga mat, in wellness experimentation and tilling the fertile soil of Rebelle Society, sharing bouts of black sheepish rebellion, self-acceptance and the beauty of darkness and well-being. Tanya is the creator of ThugUnicorn.com and Yoga.Write.Now.org. She is also the co-founder and Wellness Alchemist at Rebelle Wellness. Get to know her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and at Yogacentralen.dk. Sign-up for her free and almost monthly Newsie and contact her via email: tanya@rebellesociety.com.

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