Spiritual Surf: The new controversy about . . . yoga

A breakout book puts the favorite workout of celebs and the spiritual on the defensive

A disciple of B.K.S. Iyengar says that yoga teachers injure themselves as much as football players: “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body”  (New York Times)

Recovering yogi Glenn Black: the vast majority of people should give up yoga (Daily Mail)

Five years in the making: The Science of Yoga: Risks and Rewards (Simon & Schuster)

Blowback from the yoga industry: Teachers rally to keep their students (The Daily Beast)

One of the criticisms of the new book, The Science of Yoga, is that American teachers are disconnected from the Hindu origins of yoga.

Here, our resident yogini, Raquel Tavares, explains the first principles of the 20th century’s greatest yogi, B.K.S. Iyengar — and models the poses herself:

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Yoga, Prana, Love

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