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Entries filed under 'Yoga'

    Yoga as an Olympic Sport? Not Such a Stretch to Some

    fileIt is possible that one day someone will win an Olympic gold medal for their mastery of the Half Lord of the Fishes? For the uninitiated, HLotF is a yoga pose, one that involves a twist while seated. The name may seem amusing to people unfamiliar with yoga, but lots of people take it and its claims of health benefits seriously. Seriously enough that one nonprofit organization, USA Yoga, is seeking to become the governing body of the activity and elevate yoga asana (posture yoga) to an Olympic ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on March 2, 2012 6:01 PM & Tagged Olympic Games and Yoga | permalink | Comments

    Artistry and Activity: How the Outdoors Has Benefitted a Trio of Musicians

    fileCan an affinity for the outdoors positively affect creative people? Oh, yeah, and in multiple ways, say some up-and-coming musicians I met at the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee last month. Please meet: • Colin Brooks, songwriter/guitarist/vocalist in Band of Heathens, an Austin, Tex.-based Americana-rock group whose music elicits comparisons to The Band, the Allman Bros. and the Black Crowes. • Kelsey Kopecky (keyboardist/vocalist) and David Krohn (drummer), part of the 6-member Kopecky ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on July 22, 2011 3:37 PM & Tagged Band of Heathens, Bonnaroo, Climbing, Kopecky Family Band, Running, Yoga and camping | permalink | Comments

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