Tag: yoga + social issues

Yoga to Promote Health in WI

Yoga to Promote Health in WI

In Neenah, WI hundreds gathered to practice yoga at Shattuck Park for the 2nd annual charity practice called Yoga on the Waterfront.  Organized by Erika King, the idea for the event emerged from her personal experience with domestic abuse.  Her aim is provide a healthy outlet for […]

Yoga for Veterans: Still Great!! Still so Helpful to these heros

Yoga for Veterans: Still Great!! Still so Helpful to these heros

“Practicing mindfulness in yoga rebuilds our neural pathways in the brain, and revitalizes the connection that is lost through overstimulation and mental challenges like PTSD, where one purposely detaches from emotional and physical pain,” says teacher Carrie Leven. pass it on

Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan

Democratic Representative from Ohio, Tim Ryan has written books about mindfulness and zen meditation.  His legislative agenda includes stress reduction and a whole food diet.  He’s a big, midwestern guy who played football in high school and, not surprisingly, like hot yoga.  Some of the […]

India moves to protect yoga asanas from patents & trademarks abroad

India moves to protect yoga asanas from patents & trademarks abroad

Amazingly, India has begun a process of listing and videographing over 1000 asanas in an effort to classify them clearly as traditional knowledge.  This is an official government effort to challenge claims made at several patent offices across the globe by individuals and Multinational Corporations!! It’s […]

MICHELLE WILLIAMS

MICHELLE WILLIAMS

  Says Michelle, “Yoga gave me relief like nothing else; it made me a better person and a better mother…And then I started to think about how expensive it is to get a babysitter to take a yoga class. The idea behind the program is […]

Yoga Unites Across Cultural, Linguistic, and Economic Gap!

Yoga Unites Across Cultural, Linguistic, and Economic Gap!

  Meet Paige Reeves, founder of YogaVida, a not-for-profit that brings the mental and physical benefits of Yoga to the Latino immigrant community of Pheonix, AZ.  Read this interview with Reeves to find out how she got involved with this vulnerable population and discover how Yoga can […]

Tyrone Beverly teaches the most diverse yoga class in Colorado on purpose!

Tyrone Beverly teaches the most diverse yoga class in Colorado on purpose!

The Denver Post has all the details on yoga guru Tyrone Beverly’s Im’Unique yoga program which specifically brings all kinds of different people together to practice yoga and then participate in  a post-practice conversation called Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers.  It’s a common theme that Americans think of yoga […]