Hell-Bent : Obsession, Pain and the Search for Something Like Transcendence in Bikram Yoga Paperback
Benjamin Lorr walks into his first yoga studio on a whim, overweight and curious.
A run-in with a competitive yoga champion means his simple desire to tone up soon transforms into obsessive training for a national championship.
But this is Bikram Yoga, distinguished from more `conventional' forms by extreme heat, an overt, almost masochistic focus on pain, and the rabid materialism of its founder, the enigmatic Bikram Choudhury. Hell-Bent is a look at the science behind a controversial practice, a story of greed and corruption, and a mind-bending tale of personal transformation that will change the way you view both yoga and the inspirational potential of the human body.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 02/01/2014
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9781408836415
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