Movie screening of Titans of Yoga at Yoga Yoga in Austin, TX, aims to promote the health benefits of yoga and support Yoga-Recess in Schools.
Online PR News – 05-January-2011 – – The Austin premier of Titans of Yoga will be held at Yoga Yoga Westgate, 4700 S. Lamar, in Austin, TX, on Friday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m. with a special introduction from Yoga Yoga founder Mehtab. A Q&A with Yoga Yoga teachers Mollie G., Libby D., Lesley C. and Christina Simon will follow the movie. All proceeds from this donation-only event will benefit Yoga-Recess in Schools, which brings yoga-based health education into classrooms. For more information, visit www.yogayoga.com or call (512) 358-1200.
This empowering and inspirational movie features 25 of the most prominent figures in the worlds of yoga, mindfulness, and meditation, including Dr. Dean Ornish, Seane Corn, Gary Kraftsow, David Swenson, and Shiva Rea. As they share their own life experiences from the tragic to the ecstatic, the Titans embark on a journey of self-discovery that touches and inspires. Their tales of addiction and depression, an HIV positive diagnosis and a penchant for self-destructive behaviors will move you as they share how they overcame these challenges and transformed them into their greatest life victories.
According to the 2008 Yoga in America study, 6.9 percent or 15.8 million U.S. adults practice yoga. The 2008 study also indicated that almost half of current practitioners started practicing yoga to improve their overall health. One significant trend to emerge from the study is the use of yoga as medical therapy. According to the study, nearly 14 million Americans say that a doctor or therapist has recommended yoga to them. In addition, nearly half of all adults agree that yoga would be beneficial if they were undergoing treatment for a medical condition. Research studies show yoga is beneficial for people with a wide variety of health conditions including cardiovascular disease, cancer, arthritis, eating disorders, and chronic pain. General health benefits of yoga include stress relief, increased strength and flexibility, and improved concentration.
For more information, visit www.yogayoga.com or call (512) 358-1200. To see the movie trailer, visit www.titansofyoga.org.
About Yoga Yoga: Yoga Yoga, Austin’s premier source for yoga, offers five locations, over 350 classes weekly, and an ayurvedically-inspired wellness spa. With more than 100 registered yoga teachers, Yoga Yoga provides a wide variety of yoga styles for new and continuing students, including Hatha, Kundalini, and Ashtanga. Yoga Yoga Teacher Training offers a nationally recognized program with 200 and 500-hour courses approved by the Yoga Alliance. Yoga at Work specializes in bringing the benefits of yoga into the workplace. For more information, visit www.yogayoga.com or call (512) 326-3900.