Modern Living: Beating the Blahs

In this Age of the Blahs, many thousands of Americans are finding a new way to assuage money worries, insomnia, angst, neuroticism and neglect of liver and lungs. Their new-found route to tranquillity is yoga. Long regarded as a freak clique, yoga practitioners in virtually every community in the country, from suburb to ghetto, Y.M.C.A.s to churches and American Legion halls, are discovering that yoga, shorn of incantatory mysticism, is a highly practical way to relax tensions, tone up the physique, reduce the embonpoint and turn off tranquilizers, cholesterol-laden food, even smoking and...

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