Stephen Colbert had the author of The Science of Yoga, William J Broad, visiting on his show. The book is the one whose one chapter caused all the ‘wrecked body’ controversy. It is free on Hulu. The main issue Colbert took was not so much with the lack of evidence over hard core claims but with the title: “Why did you not call it the three hour orgasm?”. Turns out the writer is a Pulitzer prize winner from previous work, I did not know that.
Seems like there are some claims made due to yoga injuries yearly around the globe. This article places the issue with inexperienced teachers. It is always good to check on the credentials of a teacher before embarking on a yoga journal, that we agree with.
We might need to rethink those four stages of life if we get to live to 150! (instead of 100), oh and yes, that leaves no room for the excuse: “too late to start yoga!”
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A small camera goes inside the digestive track of two people, one eats ramen noodles, the other home made noodles, the difference? Well, see for yourself.
Nobel gets a pretty big discussion going on the question of: Is Self Realization Genetically Pre-Determined?
In difficult times it is good to put things in perspective. I enjoyed listening to Leslie Kaminoff talk about his guru, TKV Desikachar (son of Krishnamacharya) and his decision to not go ahead with certification of students (a few years ago). The video is in response to the current agitation in the Anusara world and the question of the idea of the Guru.