All across Arizona, women of all ages, backgrounds and body types are using yoga’s best stretching exercises, meditation techniques and self-healing methods to improve their well-being. In particular, more African-Americans are turning to the holistic regimen than ever before.
It’s little wonder, really – after all, a 2008 survey conducted by the Yoga Journal found that 49 percent of people use yoga to get healthy, compared to 2003, when just 5 percent reported doing yoga for that reason.
However, in terms of maintaining a healthy body, there is a new sense of urgency among African-American women. According to Kaiser Health News, one-half of this group is obese, compared to 30 percent among all women.
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