COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Some yoga studios are offering their own
jobless benefit: free classes.
With national unemployment just below 10 percent, $20 yoga
classes don't qualify as necessities for many unemployed people
who've pruned luxuries from their budgets.
So, now, in studios in New York, Columbus, Ohio, and other
cities, former managers, laid-off limo drivers and other jobless
people can turn to free downward-facing dogs to ease the stress of
being out of work.
Some yogis - like Zack Lynn in Ohio - say they don't want
unemployed people to have to choose between food and yoga.
They say breathing exercises can cut through the stress of job
interviews and post-stretching tea-time is good for networking.
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