Yoga in the limelight
Yoga with warm bodies and fast hearts (New Zealand Herald, NZ)
Rajashree Choudhury, Bikram Choudhary's wife (he of Bukram Yoga fame/notoreity) held a class in Newmarket, New Zealand during a 10-hour stopover that attracted students from far-off places. The couple have their yoga studio in Beverly Hills, California and have licensed their technique to other yoga instructors around the world.
This article in The Times (UK) describes Britain's first yoga championship. The world championships are in LA next Feb and the organisers want to get yoga accepted as an Olympic sport, if not by 2008, then at the 2012 Games.
Yoga has certainly come a long way, baby!
Posted by Harshal at November 18, 2004 03:12 PM
i am so pleased to see yoga in the limelight. now more than ever has this ancient practice become a staple exercise in western culture and not just strictly geared towards "freaky vegetarian spirited hungry yogis". It has touched the hearts of many people from all walks of life. yoga has proven over and over to be one of the most satisfying activities that fitness can offer for treating the mind body and spirit. by stressing the importance of proper breathing techniques, body mechanics and oxygenation of red blood cells a person will focus harder on his/her goals for maintaining an optimal level of health and independence. i am a professional occupational therapist and intend on using my own yoga and healing arts skills while treating my patients in their particular settings i.e. geriatric, cerebral palsy, stroke. The beautiful art of yoga and its intentions to guide us through its many healing dimensions have suggested only positive outcomes. increasing this knowledge and spreading awareness will play a crucial role when validating the need to integrate a daily yoga regiment into our already daily packed lives.