Yoga and Woodstock
I loved your coverage of Woodstock and found the picture on the front cover painfully true, showing how old the Woodstock generation has gotten. One piece that you missed mentioning was how the festival was opened.
Peter Max brought Satchidananda to the U.S. and among his devotees was Carol King. At the time of Woodstock, his yoga center was in New York City. Later, King donated land in Virginia so he could establish "Yogaville.” That is where the main Ashram is today, although the New York center is still going strong. Ironically, Satchidananda died seven years ago almost right on the same day as his Woodstock appearance.
Maryann Concannon — Okemos
Distracted driving illegal
I enjoyed the article about cell phone use and driving a car. But if you look up Michigan law, you will find that it is illegal for a person in operation of a motor vehicle to be distracted. This was written long before cell phones.
— Brad Bethea Holt
Health care multi-faceted issue
Where are we going with health care? Will people really be better off health-wise if they are insured, or will it still boil down to those who take care of themselves and those who don’t?
Here are two cases of women who found lumps in their breasts, and either out of fear or lack of funds addressed the issue on their own.
One woman was smart enough to assess her lifestyle, and made drastic changes. She didn’t have money for vitamins or organic food, but instead got rid of all the junk food and lived a very pure, clean life. She walked everyday, did yoga, and made herself a tape with all kinds of healing, tender-loving music and positive affirmations. She put all of this into a rigorous program, and voila, it worked! She could not have seen a doctor because of a lack of funds, but he may not have had the time to tune in to her individual needs in getting through such a difficult disease.
— Marlaina Kreinin East Lansing