Today, guest host Terry O'Reilly spoke with William J. Broad, a senior science writer for the New York Times the author of the new book The Science of Yoga: The Risks and The Rewards (an adapted excerpt from it was featured in the New York Times magazine last month, and provoked a strong reaction from yoga practitioners).
After surveying more than century of scientific inquiry into yoga, Broad concluded the risks and benefits associated with the practice are far greater than he ever imagined. He says "yoga can kill and maim - or save your life and make you feel like a god. That's quite a range. In comparison, it makes other sports and exercises seem like child's play."