Week 3: Yoga for Health, Flexibility
My trip to Yoga Works in Santa Monica, Calif., was the first time I've done yoga in more than a year. Yoga has a reputation for being all mellow and soft -- but often, that could not be further from the truth.
Since my weigh-in last week, I've lost three pounds. I've biked, walked and done sit-ups. But yoga has me whupped.
My workout was guided by James Brown -- yes, he's named after the Hardest Working Man in Show Business -- who led our 15-person class through some of the traditional poses of this ancient art.
Yoga has become a hot trend -- according to the magazine Yoga Journal, an estimated 16 million Americans spend almost $3 billion a year on classes and products. Yoga is being used as a mind-body workout everywhere from schools to prisons to hospitals.
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