By Benjamin Lorr
Author Benjamin Lorr wandered right into a yoga studio―and fell down a rabbit hole
Hell-Bent explores a desirable, frequently surreal global on the extremes of yank yoga. Benjamin Lorr walked into his first yoga studio on a whim, obese and curious, and speedy came across the yoga reinventing his existence. He used to be learning Bikram Yoga (or "hot yoga") whilst a run-in with a grasp and aggressive yoga champion led him into an obsessive subculture―a team 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 through 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 college 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 1000s 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 publication that won't in simple terms problem your perception of yoga, yet will switch how you view the delicate, inspirational limits of the human physique itself.
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