Prepare yourself: That book on yoga’s dangers is coming

New York Times writer William Broad’s book, The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards, will be out in less than two weeks.

And you know what that means, right?

If an excerpt can cause all the craziness that his in the Times did a few weeks back, imagine what a whole book might do.

Normally I’d tell you to wait and see. But you don’t have to.

Yoga Dork has a first set of “reviews” of the book, from a cast familiar from the reaction to the Broad article in the Times magazine.

This is only going to pick up steam from here. (Broad’s agent sure got that article timed right. Just as we all had moved on to the next thing, his book is back!)

We could ignore it, I suppose. But that strikes me as too much of a head-in-the-sand approach. And what is it that Tim Miller says, quoting I imagine Guruji?

“Avoidance is not the answer.”

So in that vein, I’ll hope that there are meaningful and constructive conversations generated by the book’s release. And I’ll try to keep my hysteria about them all in check.

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