Yoga Gains A Foothold Among Many Americans

July 24, 2001

Source: The Denver Post

On July 24, 2001, The Denver Post reported that "as aging baby boomers turn to yoga to ease their aching bodies, doctors, employers and celebrities have begun to promote this ancient healing exercise. An estimated 15 million Americans practice yoga...The roots of its healing properties [are] buried deep  within the chakra system. 'It's astonishing to see,' says a Hindu priest...'I've seen a shift from questions about 'why do you  worship cows' to asking about the chakras.' ... 'Chakra'... refers to the seven energy centers in the body...Connections can be made between the chakras and physical and emotional well-being."