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Yoga teacher provides popular classes for inmates

Diane Sherman teaches yoga to male offenders at Airway Heights Corrections Center. But that’s only one reason her life is interesting.


Before you do yoga, do your homework

Studies have shown yoga has many health benefits, including increased flexibility and strength and reduced stress. But starting a program can be intimidating. Here are tips from yoga instructors: •Check …


Yoga can be an effective therapy for children with special needs

As she stands on her tiptoes – stretching her arms and legs and lengthening her entire body – 9-year-old Samantha Carlson takes a deep breath and smiles. “Stretch out high,” …


Modified yoga poses help with stretching, balancing

DETROIT – Many yoga classes use a wall as an occasional prop. But in Nancy McCaochan’s classes, the wall is the star. In fact, McCaochan of Royal Oak, Mich., wants …


An escape from cancer

During three-hour chemotherapy treatments, Alison Rubin would close her eyes and focus on the gentle rhythm of her breath. “Be still,” she often told herself, concentrating on the words of …


A look at 2009’s hottest fitness trends

Beth Galis is totally hot. No, seriously. Several days a week, the Spokane yoga instructor cranks up the heat in her studio to 104 degrees, turns on a humidifier and …


Regaining control

Jackie Kittel returned to her yoga practice as soon as she was able following breast-cancer surgery four years ago. Kittel had been an Iyengar yoga instructor since 1994, so it …


Fit to be tried

Ma’lena Walley wants to get you moving. Even if you’re overweight. Even if you have a disability. Even if you’ve never exercised before in your life.


Quite A Stretch Inner Peace Aside, Yoga Skeptic Finds Outer Physical Benefits Of Faithfully Followiing A Yoga Routine.

“Exhale, forward bend,” Alison says with a beatific smile, practically kissing the floor as she tucks her head between her knees, her body folding at the hips like a door …