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Newsletter March, 2014

In this issue:

Integrating Ahimsa (non-violence) into your yoga practice

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Ahimsa can be translated as non-killing, non-injury, non-hurting, non-violence etc. and applies to other living beings, the environment and to oneself. Injury can be caused through action (slapping or kicking someone), speech (saying harsh words) or thought (thinking evil about someone).

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Surya Namaskar Yogathon Experience

The event was held on Saturday, March 1, 7:00-11:30 AM at the Hindu Temple in Morrisville and was attended by about 65 people. A large percentage of the participants completed the full set of 108 rounds. The event was followed by a vegetarian, freshly cooked meal which everyone enjoyed.

Please visit my blog post that I wrote after the same event last year wherein I have provided many more details about the program.

If you were a participant, I would love to hear from you with your feedback and comments. I look forward to your enthusiastic participation in future events.

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Yoga in the News

Dr. Yogi: Physicians Integrate Yoga Into Medical Practice

"Narayanan, a longtime practitioner and economist by day, is one of the founders of Life In Yoga, a nonprofit organization that seeks to educate people on the benefits of this ancient Indian practice. A major part of this effort, however, is directed at integrating yoga therapy in the mainstream health care system by training medical providers to use yogic breathing and techniques to treat various maladies."

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Is Yoga The Secret To Olympic Gold?

"Instead of going to Disney World after winning gold in the women's snowboarding slopestyle event, Jamie Anderson said she'll be headed to Wanderlust -- a yoga retreat on the North Shore of Oahu -- to celebrate."

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Michelle Obama doing more yoga


"Michelle Obama, who turned a ‘fit and fabulous’ 50 last Friday, told the People magazine that she’s tweaked her workout routine to do more yoga and less cardio with an eye toward her 70s and 80s. Daily yoga is also a key ingredient of ‘Let’s Move!’, a comprehensive initiative launched by the First Lady dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation."

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Richie Flores found yoga in prison; now he wants to teach others

"Richie Flores took his first yoga class two years ago, while he was jailed at the Del Valle Correctional Facility for drunken driving, assault and possession of drugs."

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Have a question/suggestion?

If you have a yoga-related question, please write to me and I would do my best to provide an answer in a timely manner. I would love to hear your suggestions for future newsletter articles.

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