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‘Omm’ for the unemployed – Jobless get another benefit – free yoga (from the AP as reported in The Maui News)

Jeannie Nuss of The Associated Press (as reported in The Maui News, December 22, 2010) notes that a handful of Yoga studios accross the country have began to offer free or reduced priced classes to the unemployed in order to learn how to deal with the stress of unemployment.

"It helps to quiet the mind and helps people realize that this is a temporary situation," says Jo Sgammato, general manager at Integral oga Institute in New York.

Practicing yoga is believed to reduce stress and improve concentration. Some studios also offer special classes to help vetrans work through traumatic experiences and women cope with pregnancies, according to Ms. Nuss of the Associated Press.