The Science of Yoga

For all its unique joys and benefits, yoga is not unlike most other physical activities or sports: it carries with it significant risks if not practiced carefully. William Broad's 2012 book, The Science of Yoga, explores the practice of yoga from a science- and research-based point of view, and includes a substantial--and controversial--portion on "How … Continue reading The Science of Yoga

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Yoga Behind Bars

During my yoga teacher training at Yoga Tree last year, one of our teachers, Harvey Deutsch, told us: "Yoga is everything, and everything is yoga." Although this could easily have come across as flippant and dismissive, a way of justifying laziness in the yoga studio, it was meant to open our minds to the enormous … Continue reading Yoga Behind Bars