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The Science of Yoga

The Science of Yoga The Risks and the Rewards

Over five years, I studied more than a century’s worth of scientific research and interviewed dozens of top authorities to produce this first impartial look at a system of physical and spiritual renewal that arose thousands of years ago. It distinguishes what’s real, uplifting, and beneficial from what’s flaky and even dangerous. It casts new light on a burgeoning global industry that has attracted not only curious scientists but waves of true believers and charismatic hustlers. It shatters myths, lays out unexpected benefits, and offers a compelling vision of how the ancient practice can be improved. I consider it one of the best things I’ve ever written.