News & World Report (Health)
is more widely practiced and hailed these days for its stress-relieving
and body-strengthening benefits, and lately it's become more
common to find the activity out in the summer sun.
of people participate in Yoga in the Square at 10 a.m. Sundays
from June to September in Market Square, Downtown. The Pittsburgh
Downtown Partnership and retailer lululemon present the free
the Sewickley area, the Fern Hollow Nature Center in Sewickley
Heights also is offering outdoor yoga, even sessions for very
young children. Frequent rain has kept the classes from filling
up, but organizers still are trying.
Sewickley postponed its Balance on Broad event, originally
scheduled for the end of June, because of rainy weather, but
organizers say a new date soon will be announced. The idea
is to bring yoga to the business district, along with other
agency has planned a Yoga Block Party for Saturday on Hegner
Way in Sewickley. Also, Laughlin Children's Center in Sewickley
has infused yoga into its therapeutic work with children.
in yoga has increased significantly. About 21 million adults
and 1.7 million children practiced yoga in 2012, nearly double
the number from 2002, according to survey results compiled
by the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention.
believe that yoga when practiced in nature brings
everything full circle, said Heather Forsythe, 42, of
Sewickley, one of the instructors at Fern Hollow. For
many people, outdoors is a place that brings a connection
we have with everything.
events move from studios to sunny spaces in Sewickley