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Yoga Helps Mentally Ill Improve Their Livesi
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July 03, 2013 12:36 AM
Millions of Americans take classes to learn the poses and breathing of the ancient Indian practice of yoga. In recent years, yoga organizations have been reaching out to people who may not normally have the opportunity to take yoga classes, such as the homeless, trauma survivors, and people with drug and alcohol addictions. VOA’s Deborah Block visited Green Door, a small mental health center in Washington where yoga is helping change people’s lives for the better.

Yoga Helps Mentally Ill Improve Their Lives

Published July 02, 2013

Millions of Americans take classes to learn the poses and breathing of the ancient Indian practice of yoga. In recent years, yoga organizations have been reaching out to people who may not normally have the opportunity to take yoga classes, such as the homeless, trauma survivors, and people with drug and alcohol addictions. VOA’s Deborah Block visited Green Door, a small mental health center in Washington where yoga is helping change people’s lives for the better.


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