Yoga catching on with US soldiers

The August edition of Fit Yoga, second-largest yoga magazine in the US with a circulation of 1,00,000, features a photo of two Naval aviators doing yoga poses in full combat gear aboard an aircraft carrier.

Yoga breathing exercises can help SEALs with their diving, and learning to control the body by remaining in unusual positions can help members stay in confined spaces for long periods, the article says.

The popular classes, based on ancient Hindu practices of meditation through controlled breathing, balancing and stretching, are catching on in military circles as a way to improve flexibility, balance and concentration. Read report
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