December 7, 2006 9:56am CST
It has been said to steady the mind, calm the emotions, and tone the body. It claims that it is a way to Promote fitness, flexibility, and relaxation and It can be practiced in groups or by oneself at home. A 2002 government survey of 31,000 adults found that 8 percent of Americans used TM as an alternative medical therapy. (Americans seek stress relief through non-biblical techniques, October 17, 2005) Wal-Mart's Web site has 990 yoga products; Target's has 4,235. (as of 2004) Hatha yoga exercises are taught as part of YMCA physical education programs, in health spas and given as physical exercise on TV programs. Eighty percent of clubs now offer yoga classes. Yoga is also incorporated into institutional and liberal churches on the assumption that these techniques are nothing more than benign physical exercises which condition the mind and body. It has come in under the guise of stress reduction. Touted as scientifically proven is more an assumption, that is really at worst, presumption. We probably all have seen Lilias on her PBS TV series introduce people to the benefits of this physical exercise. She has become an American icon for yoga, promising amazing affects from vitality, tranquility to greater concentration. Richard Hittleman was one of the first to have a television show on yoga. Now the exercise classes are being carried on TV as a new resurgence of interest is taking place. B. K. S. Iyengar, the founder of the Hatha Yoga used in the U.S. “2004" . Time magazine named Iyengar one of the 100 most influential people in the world, shortly after the word “Iyengar” made it into the Oxford English Dictionary.”
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@maddog108 (3440)
• Australia
7 Dec 06
ive always wanted to try it but i find it hard to get the time
7 Dec 06
Once you try it, youw ill realize that you actually have more time on your hands!!! Its one of those things - you will never have time unless you make time