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Yoga in Times Square: Mind Over Madness

yogaintimessquare.jpgYoga is peaceful, and class is usually quiet. But some 800 people registered to take one of six yoga classes in the large traffic island within Times Square on Thursday, an all-day event organized by the Times Square Alliance in honor of the summer solstice.
From the New York Times’ write-up:
Guardrails surrounded the group of people as they listened to Douglass Stewart, a lead yoga instructor, belt out directions. Taxis honked their horns and fire trucks whizzed by, their sirens blaring. Yet the yoga practitioners remained unfazed.
Writes spirituality editor Valerie Reiss, who was there: “It was really about finding the peaceful place in the middle and making peace with the chaos, if only for a moment. It made the metaphorical concept of stillness in the storm so ridiculously literal, I found myself giggling in the middle of savasana.”

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posted June 22, 2007 at 5:11 pm

How very cool. Hope I can run into some video of this. Would have been neat to experience.

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posted June 22, 2007 at 10:35 pm

Lately I’ve been enjoying a blog called Linda’s Yoga Jouney. Check it out at Scroll down to an entry called “Making room for new growth” (picture of a rose)–I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!

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posted June 22, 2007 at 11:32 pm

American Justice Dept upheld Indian Yoga and Meditation
Your website is beautiful, informative and Excellent.
Article by M.P. Bhattathiri, Retired Chief Technical Examiner , to The Govt. of Kerala. Humble request that it may be published in your website and magazine after editing if necessary
In the storm of life we struggle through myriads of stimuli of pressure, stress, and muti-problems that seek for a solution and answer. We are so suppressed by the routine of this every life style that most of us seem helpless. However, if we look closely to ancient techniques we shall discover the magnificent way to understand and realize the ones around us and mostly ourselves. If only we could stop for a moment and allow this to happen…
Let me bow to Indian Maharishi Patanjali with folded hands who helped in removing the impurities of the mind through his writings on Yoga, impurities of speech through his writings on grammar, and impurities of body through his writings on Ayurveda.
The American justice Dept. have recently approved the power of yoga and meditation vide a recent judgement in the American court.” Man Who Slapped Wife Sentenced to Yoga, It’s Anger Management, Says Judge.” First there was house arrest. Now there’s yoga. A judge ordered a man convicted of slapping his wife to take a yoga class as part of his one-year probation. “It’s part of anger management,” County Criminal Court at Law Judge Larry Standley said of the ancient Hindu philosophy of exercise and well-being. “For people who are into it, it really calms them down. ” Standley, a former prosecutor, said the case of James Lee Cross was unique. Cross, a 53-year-old car salesman from Tomball, explained that his wife was struggling with a substance abuse problem and that he struck her on New Year’s Eve during an argument about her drinking. “He was trying to get a hold of her because she has a problem,” Standley said after the court hearing. “I thought this would help him realize that he only has control over himself.” The sentence came as a surprise to Cross, who was told to enroll in a class and report back to Standley on his progress. “I’m not very familiar with it,” Cross said of yoga. “From what I understand, it may help in a couple ways, not only as far as mentally settling, but maybe a little weight loss.” Darla Magee, an instructor at Yoga Body Houston in River Oaks, said she would recommend that Cross take a basic yoga class emphasizing breathing and including a variety of postures — forward bends, back bends and twists. “Yoga can help us to get rid of many emotional issues we might have,” she said. “It’s a spiritual cleanse.” Prosecutor Lincoln Goodwin agreed to a sentence of probation without jail time because Cross had no significant criminal history

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posted June 22, 2007 at 11:34 pm

Mind is very restless, forceful and strong, O Krishna, it is more
to control the mind than to control the wind ~ Arjuna to Sri Krishna
In this modern world the art of Management has become a part and parcel
everyday life, be it at home, in the office or factory and in
Government. In
all organizations, where a group of human beings assemble for a common
purpose irrespective of caste, creed, and religion, management
come into play through the management of resources, finance and
priorities, policies and practice. Management is a systematic way of
carrying out activities in any field of human effort. Management need
focus more on leadership skills, e.g., establishing vision and goals,
communicating the vision and goals, and guiding others to accomplish
It also assert that leadership must be more facilitative, participative
empowering in how visions and goals are established and carried out.
people assert that this really isn’t a change in the management
rather it’s re-emphasizing certain aspects of management.

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Subhadra Bowman

posted June 25, 2007 at 11:56 am

The only thing that was missing was a class for kids and families. Yoga Angels will be more than happy to host the kids and family class next year. My trip from California was worth while and meaningful!

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