Newsletter November, 2011
In this issue:
Regular schedule resumes Monday, Oct 31
After an enjoyable trip to India that lasted a little over three weeks, I got back on Oct 28th. We will resume the regular yoga schedule on Monday, Oct 31 (Yes, the Halloween day!).
21-day Yoga Challenge Nov 7-27
As announced earlier, the next 21-day yoga challenge will be held Nov 7-27. The classes are held at 6:00-7:30 AM each day. The fee for the program is $125. Please contact me if you would like to participate.
These early morning programs have been very well received by the participants. The program provides not just the challenge of waking up early morning but a level of continuity which is very helpful in building an on-going yoga practice at home. You can read some of the feedback received from the past participants here.
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New Kids Yoga session starts Nov 5
The next 8-week yoga session for kids (age group 5-11 year) will start on Saturday, Nov 5. These classes are held every Saturday at 8:15-9:15 AM. The fee for the program is $75. Please contact me if you would like to enrol your child.
Yoga in the News
The Stress-Relieving Benefits of 'Corpse Pose'
"... Some of the most promising results have come from research conducted at Walter Reed Medical Center and the Miami Veterans Affairs (VA) for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) who have returned from the Iraq war. Thanks to the success of these early clinical trials, the U.S. government has done follow-up studies and is currently considering multi-million dollar studies on Yoga Nidra's effect on PTSD. The results of the studies on PTSD are particularly interesting as they appear to validate what the teachings of the yoga tradition have asserted for centuries: Yoga Nidra is more than a way to transform the body, it is a profound modality to transform the unconscious.
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How Yoga Won the West
This is a very nice article on how Swami Vivekananda, over a hundred years ago, brought the concepts of yoga and Hinduism to the West through his mesmerizing talks at the Parliament of Religions held at Chicago in 1893.
In Schools, Yoga Without the Spiritual
"TO “om” or not to “om”: For those who teach yoga in schools, that is a question that arises with regularity.The little syllable, often intoned by yoga students at the beginning and end of class, signifies different things to different people. But with its spiritual connotations, it is a potential tripwire for school administrators and parents, along with “namaste” and other Sanskrit words, chanting and hands in the prayer position."
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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