Manhattan Snaps: Healing power of yoga in 1972

(Villager staff photo)

This photo from the March 9, 1972 issue of The Villager was part of an article with the headline, “Yoga As Drug Therapy Gains Respect on 12th Street.” The Yoga Head Program was started in 1970, the article by Su DeBroske noted, at Horizon Center by a student at the Integral Yoga Institute in Greenwich Village, as the Addiction Service Agency explored potential positive effects of yoga for therapy against drug abuse. The caption read, “Horizon Center Yoga Head Program has been a boon to many former addicts seeking control of their minds and bodies.”

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