Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation Taking Place at Arlington National Cemetery to Commemorate Memorial Day
LTRP Note: The following news story is posted not as an endorsement but rather for informational and research purposes and to show how the New Age is very active and “alive” in our Western society. Once again, we see that this world is turning to the devices of Satan for help rather than to the true and living God.
“Free yoga, mindfulness lessons to help vets, public wind down this Memorial Day weekend”
[T]he growing popularity of practices like yoga and meditation in the general culture is pushing some to demand much more from the military.
By Michelle Boorstein
Memorial Day weekend hadn’t officially begun, but Arlington National Cemetery was already revving up. Packed open-air tour buses rumbled by, leaf-blowers buzzed, crossing guards called to packs of middle-schoolers in matching shirts to move or stop.Paying purposeful attention to the sounds was one small, unconventional group.
“Notice what you’re hearing. Take in your location, from the symbols to the souls behind these monuments,” Ben King, yoga teacher and Iraq war veteran, told a semi-circle of 10 men and women with their eyes closed, standing on the plaza of the huge granite Women’s Memorial just outside Arlington’s gate on Friday morning. “This is real! It’s happening right now! You’re standing in a posture at Arlington thinking of servicemembers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan! You are saluting them with your hearts, your minds and your actions.”Like all yoga classes, the one King led Friday morning was meant to bring focus and healing to participants. His ultimate target, however, is a much bigger, more complex one: American veterans. Click here to continue reading.
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