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Why Do We Keep Perpetuating Myths About the Man Called the Father of the Atomic Bomb?

Shirley Streshinsky | Posted 10.17.2014 | Media
Shirley Streshinsky

The New York Times manages to revive the myth of atomic scientist Robert Oppenheimer as a man broken, his career ended by a long-discredited security hearing in the 1950s, in spite of plenty of evidence to the contrary.

The Science of Pet Peeves: Yoga's Latest War of Words

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Stewart J. Lawrence

The yoga world's in a minor uproar -- again. And once more, it's training its fire on New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist William Broad.

'The Science of Yoga' - A Good Summer Read

Leslie Hendry | Posted 08.26.2012 | Books
Leslie Hendry

Yoga is not one thing, just like health, psychology or philosophy is not one thing but fields of study. If you get past this assumption -- and the biggest mistake in the book -- you discover some interesting stuff about yoga.

Scandal, Controversy, And The Future Of Yoga

Tara Stiles | Posted 07.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

Millions of people are waking up, stepping away from harsh teachers, false gurus, and beginning to realizing yoga is not about the pose and the shape you can make with your body.

A Plea for Science and Sanity: New York Times Writer Says It's Time for Yoga to 'Grow Up'

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 06.26.2012 | Books
Stewart J. Lawrence

Controversy over The Science of Yoga broke out even before the 300-page volume reached the sales counters in March -- and it's unlikely to die down any time soon.

Scandal in Yogaland: Let's Not Draw the Wrong Conclusions

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.05.2012 | Home
Philip Goldberg

While Anusara is not an ordinary business, it is also not a traditional guru-led organization; and John Friend is not an ordinary teacher or boss, but he's not a swami or a guru either. This illustrates the ambiguous position of modern yoga in general.

Please Join My Tantric Yoga Sex Cult

Mark Morford | Posted 04.30.2012 | Comedy
Mark Morford

OMG you guys, have you heard? Yoga is all about ... kinky superstar "gurus," sexual healing and drug-crazed orgies where everyone gets naked, sleeps with married people and prays to weird Hindu gods with ten arms, flaming red tongues and giant stone phalluses.

What's Not to Love About a Yoga Sex Scandal?

Sandip Roy | Posted 04.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Sandip Roy

Yoga sells well. Sex sells even better. And sex scandals sell the best. The man in the eye of the storm this time is John Friend, the founder of the Anusara style of yoga.

Mad Yogis: Is That an Oxymoron (Or a New Twist On an Ancient Practice)?

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 04.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

It's hard to believe that an experienced yoga practitioner and Pulitzer Prize-winning author can inspire such ire, particularly when he concludes his book with a huge endorsement. Maybe those angry yogis never finished the book.

Om My God: Who's Wrecking Yoga?

Sandip Roy | Posted 03.18.2012 | Home
Sandip Roy

Should yoga come with a statutory warning? Practicing yoga can be injurious to health.

Maureen Dowd's Take on Yoga

Philip Goldberg | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip Goldberg

Anyone who thinks that yoga is merely "a kinder version of alcohol" might want to do a reverse pose and get some more blood flowing to her brain. With proper supervision, of course.