Learning the Science of Yoga with William Broad

September 26th, 2012

Yoga is one of the world’s fastest growing health and fitness activities with 20 million people in the US and over 250 million around the world practicing it every day.  Its ancient roots go back to 2500 BCE.  Don’t miss this enlightening conversation with William Broad, Pulitzer Prize winning author and lead science writer for the New York Times, share his discoveries about the surprising benefits and the often unknown risks of Yoga practices.  His new book, The Science of Yoga, five years in the making shatters myths and illuminates how yoga can lift moods and inspire creativity. It is also now scientifically proven to support healthy sexual functioning for both men and women and offer a gateway to the mystery of lasting sexual bliss.


William J. Broad is a science journalist and senior writer at The New York Times. He shared two Pulitzer Prizes with his colleagues, as well as an Emmy Award and a DuPont Award.  He joined The Times in 1983 and writes about everything from exploding stars and the secret life of marine mammals to the spread of nuclear arms and the inside story on why the Titanic sank so rapidly.

Most recently, He is the author of The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards, which The Times Magazine excerpted as “All Bent Out of Shape.”In 1986, Mr. Broad was a member of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the feasibility of the Star Wars antimissile program. And in 1987, he and Times colleagues won a Pulitzer for reporting on the Challenger space shuttle disaster. He was a Pulitzer finalist in 2005 for articles written with David E. Sanger on nuclear proliferation. In 2007, he and Mr. Sanger shared a DuPont Award from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism for the television documentary “Nuclear Jihad: Can Terrorists Get the Bomb?”

Before joining The Times, Mr. Broad worked as a reporter in Washington, D.C., for Science — the weekly magazine of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He earned a master’s degree in the history of science from the University of Wisconsin, and in 1995 won the school’s Distinguished Service to Journalism Award.

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