Downward Dog Hits the Dance Floor
- By KATE TAYLOR - NYTimes - Published: May 18, 2012
YOGA aficionados often describe the practice as having two possible benefits: strengthening the body and clearing the mind.
Now some young enthusiasts are trying to bring their peers to yoga by promising that it can make their social lives more wholesome, too. The idea is that yoga and a sober dance party go together much like raw chocolate and organic peanut butter.
One such event, a “yoga rave” on a Thursday evening in early spring at Pacha, a nightclub in west Midtown Manhattan, was organized by the Art of Living Foundation, a 30-year-old organization with centers around the world and a mission to promote peace through yoga and meditation.