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The Great Oom: The Mysterious Origins of America's First Yogi

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"Rollicking and well-researched...A story of scandal, financial shenanigans, bodily discipline, oversize egos and bizarre love triangles." - Wall Street Journal More than fifteen million Americans currently practice yoga (according to Yoga Journal ), but how many of them know the true story of how Downward Dog first captivated America? Resurrecting a fascinating and forgotten tale, journalist Robert Love returns to the Gilded Age, when Dr. Pierre Bernard (n??? Perry Baker in Iowa) revived a discipline banned in ...

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The Great Oom: The Mysterious Origins of America's First Yogi 2011, Penguin Books

ISBN-13: 9780143119173

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