Welcome to our first Mindful Monday, a roundup of this week’s mindful news and views.
Unfair to see yoga as a set of exercises: PM (The Hindu)
Inaugurating a 112-foot bust of Adi Yogi at Isha Yoga Centre in Coimbatore, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it was unfair to view yoga as a set of exercises, adding: “Yoga is a journey from me to we. There is ample evidence to suggest that yoga helps combat stress. It is a passport to health assurance. More than a cure, it is a means to wellness.”
Bringing yoga to the world, one asana at a time (Hindustan Times)
Hindustan Times profiles HR Nagendra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal yoga consultant.
A More Physical Form Of Mindfulness (WBUR)
WBUR’s On Point offers a discussion with experts on the connections between the mind and body.
Easypose, an app for on-demand yoga (USA Today)
USA Today speaks Ruben Dua, founder of Easypose, an app for on-demand yoga instruction.
Your brain as laboratory: The science of meditation (Scientific American)
John Yates of Scientific American offers a look at the science of meditation.
Today’s discussion question: What’s your desert island book? I think mine would be The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie. Tell us in the comments!