February 22, 2012

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

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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How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body. Get Ready for a Cry or a Good Laugh. 

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

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