By Benjamin Lorr
Author Benjamin Lorr wandered right into a yoga studio―and fell down a rabbit hole
Hell-Bent explores a desirable, usually surreal international on the extremes of yankee yoga. Benjamin Lorr walked into his first yoga studio on a whim, obese and curious, and fast came across the yoga reinventing his existence. He used to be learning Bikram Yoga (or "hot yoga") while a run-in with a grasp and aggressive yoga champion led him into an obsessive subculture―a staff of yogis for whom 8 hours of perform an afternoon in one hundred ten- measure warmth was once simply the beginning.
So starts a trip. Populated by means of athletic prodigies, wide-eyed celebrities, valid scientific miracles, and predatory hucksters, it is a nation-spanning trip―from the jam-packed studios of latest York to the athletic functionality labs of the collage of Oregon to the degree on the nationwide Yoga Asana Championship, the place Lorr competes for glory.
The end result of 2 years of study, and that includes enormous quantities of interviews with yogis, scientists, medical professionals, and students, Hell-Bent is a wild exploration. a glance on the technology at the back of a debatable perform, a narrative of greed, narcissism, and corruption, and a mind-bending story of private transformation, it's a e-book that may not in basic terms problem your notion of yoga, yet will swap how you view the delicate, inspirational limits of the human physique itself.
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