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The Science of Yoga by William J. Broad
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Mar 19, 2012

did not like it
Read in March, 2012

Here's my review of The Science of Yoga: The Risks and Rewards. Seriously, the guy is not a genius. It's not very well-researched or written. It's nowhere near the standard for investigation or lively-writing we'd enjoy with Michael Pollan, Mark Kurlanksy, or Bill Bryson, for example. He's really excited about sex! And he loves finding anecdotes that support his thesis. Including his own injury, which was caused by running, and which he exacerbated while not paying attention to what he was doing during class. Yeah, I'm a yoga teacher, so I've got opinions. But if you're looking for a good history, try Yoga Body, by Mark Singleton, and if you're looking for posture science, I recommend Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by David Coulter.
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Da277 well said!

Rebecca Bill Bryson!? Bill Bryson! He mostly cites magazines! I'm not sure he's read a scientific publication in his life! Don't get me wrong, he is entertaining, but his books are filled with errors.

Jenny Miller well, maybe that wasn't the best example. have you read At Home? that seemed well-researched, but i guess you know something i don't. at any rate, this book sucked.

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