The Science of Yoga
The Risks and the RewardsBook - 2012 | First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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 ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Branch Call Number: 613.7046 BRO
Characteristics: xxxi, 298 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm
From Library Staff
Found by some to be a bit controversial, this book brings to light a few of the risks of practising Yoga, but also showcases the benefits. It also offers insight into the history of this ancient art.