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  • Hill, Audrey
    • Affiliation: Hussman School of Journalism and Media
  • Yoga and meditation have become mainstream practices in the United States, undertaken by 6 percent and 9 percent of the population, respectively, in 2007. In four articles, this master's thesis examines the practice of yoga and meditation by nontraditional populations. The first article is an overview piece on yoga and meditation, which explains what constitutes these practices, as well as who participates in them and why. The second article examines prison meditation programs in North Carolina, profiles two former inmates who benefited from meditation, and describes a meditation class at a state prison. The third article provides an overview of yoga programs for military service members and veterans, and discusses the stigma of yoga within military circles. The fourth article provides guidelines for yoga teachers on instructing service members or veterans. This thesis aims to explore yoga and meditation in-depth and show how and why these practices are reaching new audiences.
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