The Science of Yoga shatters myths, reveals dangers, and lays out surprising benefits. It illuminates how yoga can lift moods and inspire creativity. Like science, it bares mysteries. The book presents a fascinating body of evidence suggesting that humans may have latent capabilities for entering states of suspended animation.

Twenty million people practice yoga in the United States. William Broad, a Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer for The New York Times, is one of them. Broad started doing yoga as a freshman in college in 1970 and has been practicing ever since.

Listen to an interview with the author on NPR here.