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Yoga and Addiction: What It Took a Brush With Death to Learn

The Chopra Well | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

Many people refer to a single point of awakening at which recovery and transformation begin. It may be a near-death experience, a rite of passage, or even a poignant word from a friend that makes us pause and re-evaluate.

Yoga Behind Bars: Teaching Mindfulness in a Juvenile Detention Facility

The Chopra Well | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

This week's episode of "Urban Yogis" gives us a rare look at the inside of a youth detention facility, where one dedicated yoga instructor is busy changing the lives of teenagers within its walls.

Teenage Yogis: Fostering Peace in the Face of Rising Violence

The Chopra Well | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

Even more impressive than the power of yoga in this story is the fierce resiliency of these teens' spirits. Perhaps yoga and meditation awaken something in the human spirit that was always there, but which we lose sight of or neglect.