New York Times Yoga’s Newest Fans :
Andrew Greenland, who teaches yoga at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, said he frequently works with elderly people who are too weak even to sit in a chair. “I’m not trying to get them to do a warrior pose,” he said. “I might do the whole lesson with them lying in the bed. I work on breath awareness and gentle movement. In a way, their physical limitation allows them to be closer to the root of the yoga experience, which is breathing and awareness.”
What is it with the NYTimes. It seems that everyday there’s a mention of yoga. If it’s not a snarky feature article announcing the next Great American Guru (Anusara’s John Friend), it’s not one but two reviews of Stefanie Syman’s new book, The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America, or the fascinating books about Pierre Bernard, The Great Oom: The Improbable Birth of Yoga in America
. The Times even has a yoga blog, which recently wrote about when yoga hurts. I am just going to stop citing articles, because you don’t need me to see the trend.
I almost forgot to mention the feature article on our favorite NYC yoga blogger, Yoga Dork. But she’s got her work cut out for her because the NYTimes seems to have turned to yoga as the remedy for summer doldrums.