- Obsession, Pain and the Search for Something Like Transcendence in Bikram Yoga
- Narrated by: Ben Lorr
- Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 27-01-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Populated by athletic prodigies, wide-eyed celebrities, legitimate medical miracles, and predatory hucksters, it's a nation-spanning trip - from the jam-packed studios of New York to the athletic performance labs of the University of Oregon to the stage at the National Yoga Asana Championship, where Lorr competes for glory.
The culmination of two years of research, and featuring hundreds of interviews with yogis, scientists, doctors, and scholars, Hell-Bent is a wild exploration. A look at the science behind a controversial practice, a story of greed, narcissism, and corruption, and a mind-bending tale of personal transformation, it is an audiobook that will not only challenge your conception of yoga, but will change the way you view the fragile, inspirational limits of the human body itself.
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By Countess_Dracul on 29-08-14
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, and not just someone interested in yoga. It was absolutely fascinating and really well written. I don't think I'll personally be trying Bikram, I think I'll stick to a calmer practice, but a lot of what is said re pain, and physical effects of the yoga are very interesting for other yogas or for anyone with chronic pain.
Who was your favorite character and why?
It wasn't really the sort of book where you would have a favourite character.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, some of the information is quite dense so I did actually find myself turning it off to digest at times and returning to it later.
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By scott on 23-08-18
As a yoga teacher I always strive to expand my knowledge and understanding of other lineages of yoga, this book was extraordinary Benjamin Lorr is a genius and captures the imagination with each tale. Great book can’t wait for another one