The Institute for Spirituality and Health
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Spirited Words

See below for a collection of reflections, writings, essays, poems, and other contributions that the ISH community has submitted over the years. We hope you enjoy.

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Yoga and Health

By John Graham

April 13th, 2012

The front page of the Houston Chronicle for Friday, April 13, 2012 shows man from India beginning the day with a classic Yoga exercise and he says yoga is good for one’s health and increases longevity.  He is correct.  The vast majority of over 3,000 studies reveal there is a positive correlation between consistent spiritual practices and greater sense of well-being, overall better health and even a lengthening of one’s life.  So, maybe we should all join this man in the park, watching the sunrise, stretching our limbs and renewing our soul as we begin a new day.

Sara Moore