Science of Yoga: The Risks and Rewards

Author(s): William J. Broad


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.

2012. Reprint. A near fine copy only marked by a previous owners name stamp to the front free endpaper. The d/w is unclipped and also near fine with light edge rubbing.


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"Dramatic...a flair for provocation...valuable."

--"Publishers Weekly"

William J. Broad writes about science for THE NEW YORK TIMES and is the author of TELLER'S WAR and other books.

General Fields

  • : 9781451641424
  • : Simon & Schuster
  • : Simon & Schuster
  • : 0.531
  • : March 2012
  • : 234mm X 153mm X 30mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : illustrations
  • : 336
  • : 613.7046
  • : 4-Dec
  • : Hardback
  • : William J. Broad