A remarkable investigation into the world of Bikram Yoga, by turns shocking, hilarious and enlightening.
Benjamin Lorr graduated from Columbia University with a degree in creative writing. He is certified to teach Bikram Yoga and lives in New York.
Extraordinarily thoughtful ... It is as once a searching act of
self-examination, a fascinating scientific investigation, a brave
spiritual endeavor, and a fair-minded look at one of yoga's most
controversial icons. All in all, reading Hell-Bent makes for a
wonderful, inspiring, maddening, complicated, edifying journey -
and one that I was very happy to take * Elizabeth Gilbert, author
of Eat, Pray, Love *
Just when you thought yoga couldn't get any hotter ... Here comes a New York insider's guide to the practice that is causing devotees to think again * Daily Telegraph *
Hell Bent is witty and wise. If you don't practice yoga, read it anyway - you may learn something about the impulse for self-transcendence. And if you do practice yoga, you will laugh and cry with recognition * New York Times *
Among the archness is an interesting debate about the interplay of the mental and physical in life - and sport - and how learning to use mind over body can achieve startling results * Book of the Week, Independent *
Fascinating ... Hell-Bent is an inspiring, well-researched and hilarious account of one man's transformation into a postural yoga champ * Australian Men's Fitness *
Didn't get into barefoot running after reading Christopher McDougall's best-selling Born to Run? You'll be inspired to strip down into your intimates for hot yoga after devouring this read * Marie Claire *