The Science of Yoga


I finally got around to reading this controversial book.

I found it very readable and enjoyable.  It was interesting how many of the yoga peeps got their panties in a wad over it.  Also interesting how even in the face of scientific studies, many of the yoga elite chose to ignore the potential risks.

If I were a yoga teacher – I would definitely take the time to read this and then make the decision whether to change how or what I teach.  As a student – I was rewarded to read that decisions I have made for my own body (i.e. no shoulder stands and no plow pose) are supported by scientific research.

All that said, the author is certainly not ANTI-yoga.  He’s been practicing since the 70’s as I recall.  He’s just an advocate of SMART yoga.  As am I.  We each need to listen to our bodies.  I think we know innately what is good for us and what isn’t.

There’s a quote from The Buddha that seems to fit here…  ““Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”

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One Response to The Science of Yoga

  1. Thanks for the thumbs up! You might consider sharing your views on Amazon. Onward to better yoga! William J. Broad

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