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YD LOTW: Monk Mummy Found Inside Buddha Statue, Yoga for Inmates and Palestinians, Yoga Rape Prevention?

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  • A CT scan revealed the 1,000-year-old mummified body of a monk seated inside a gold Buddha statue which gives a whole new meaning to sitting in utter stillness and the whole “silence is golden” thing.
  • Former Indian politician, Murli Manohar Joshi, sparked some interest and controversy on Sunday when he said yoga would lower rape rates – an ironic statement after this week’s latest Bikram news. “I believe if yoga comes into the life of common people, then the daily incidents of rape, I would not say, they will cease to exist, but there will definitely be a decrease in them,” Joshi said. He also said that Muslims do yoga five times a day and called Mohammad “the greatest yogi.”
  • Yoga is made universally accessible for every body and ability at Toronto fitness centers. “It’s not a specialized class for people with disabilities, but simply a class that draws upon universal aspects of yoga practice that everyone can experience,” says Shana Sandler who teaches an open and universally accessible yoga class at the local JCC.



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