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yogaimageYoga is big business. According to a 2012 “Yoga in America” study conducted by Sports Marketing Surveys USA…

20.4 million Americans practice yoga (8.7 percent of the adult population), an increase of 29 percent from the 2008 figure of 15.8 million.

$10.3 billion was spent on yoga classes and products, up from $5.7 million in 2008.

Of the current non-practitioners, 44.4 percent are interested in trying yoga.

The study didn’t focus on the reasons why these non-practitioners have not tried yoga, but procrastination and finances are likely to be at the top of the list. When people tighten their budgets, health clubs and hobbies are the first to go. And if they haven’t tried a particular sport or activity, they may table it indefinitely.

Continue reading on The Dollar Stretcher.


A Yoga Oxymoron

oxymoronI collect oxymorons—or to be more technically correct, oxymora—and like to pepper my conversations with same difference, random order, and open secret. When I use less common oxymora such as planned spontaneity, controlled chaos, clean dirt, and pontificatory salvos, I enjoy watching the puzzled expressions on the faces of listeners who wonder whether they should laugh or not.

But I was taken aback by the yoga oxymoron that appeared in the pages of my cozy mystery, A Season for Killing Blondes.

Continue reading on the Heroines with Hearts Blog.


A Yoga Oxymoron

15529900_sI collect oxymorons—or to be more technically correct, oxymora—and like to pepper my conversations with same difference, random order, and open secret. When I use less common oxymora such as planned spontaneity, controlled chaos, clean dirt, and pontificatory salvos, I enjoy watching the puzzled expressions on the faces of listeners who wonder whether they should laugh or not.

But I was taken aback by the yoga oxymoron that suddenly appeared in the pages of my cozy mystery, A Season for Killing Blondes. While creating a character sketch of Gilda Greco (protagonist), I decided to include her interest in yoga. I had originally intended for yoga instructor Jean Taylor to be a minor character, but she decided to misbehave, and in doing so, found herself embroiled in a murder investigation.

Continue reading on Tracy Weber’s blog.

My Yoga Trials

yogaimageI consider protagonist Gilda Greco to be my literary twin. She’s approximately 70 percent of me and shares many of my interests. As non-athletes it took us a while to find a preferred physical activity, but once we discovered yoga, we were hooked.

In my case, it took over three decades of yoga trials.

Continue reading on Peggy Jaeger’s blog.

My Yoga Trials

The blonde willow was out of her comfort zone.

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She sighed deeply and tossed her Farrah Fawcett curls as she removed a borrowed parka, three sizes too big for her perfectly toned body. She was not impressed by winter in March and seven less-than-enthusiastic students in Sudbury, Ontario. She spoke at length about her personal journey as a California yogini, and then demonstrated her pretzel-like ability to contort her body in a variety of poses.

Impressed and intimidated, we did not look forward to the short lesson that would follow. Continue reading at Spunky Seniors.