“Ever since one particularly clenched day of columnizing years ago, when I found myself curled up on the floor of my house davening, I’ve tried various remedies for the ravages of stress: better nutrition, caramels, gym, green tea Popsicles, kavakava, kale, kombucha, cupcakes, chocolate, chardonnay — sometimes in concurrent combinations.
The one that works best is yoga.”
Says the longstanding New York Times Op-Ed columnist Maureen Dowd in her latest column on Times science writer William Broad’s new book, “The Science of Yoga: The Myths and the Rewards.”
In the book Broad who “made his name reporting about space weapons and biological warfare” and is a practicing yogi for over 4 decades, tackles subjects ranging from yoga making you fat, injured and insane to the benefits of better sex and the elusive yogasm. Not to mention how Greta Garbo taught Hollywood how to stand on their heads.
Needless to say we’re intrigued, horrified and teased all at once.You can preorder it now, but the book will be released February 7, 2011. We’ll just have to risk it til then! Hand us the cupcakes and chardonnay. Oh and the yoga, yes of course.