University of Minnesota Chapter
Every once in a while, one of our alumni makes the news! Brother Ken Schweiger ‘70 was featured in this great health and wellness article. If you’re living in the Twin Cities area, you most likely saw this in the Star Tribune, if not, here it is. Here’s to a new year filled with great health for all our brothers. The original article can be found at: http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/wellness/136546523.html# Article by: MARISA HELMS , Special to the Star Tribune Photo by TOM WALLACE, Star Tribune ACCIDENTAL YOGI DRAWS A CROWD A former corporate executive turned yoga instructor finds inner peace — and a following at a Twin Cities fitness center. “You are your own best teacher,” Ken Schweiger tells students in his hot yoga class at CorePower Studios in St. Paul. “Try not to judge, and do the best you can.” The class is filled nearly to capacity. The dress code is the bare minimum. Schweiger follows suit, wearing nothing but big wire-framed glasses and spandex shorts. He adjusts the thermostat to make sure the room will reach 105 degrees, then glides to the back and, for the next hour, calmly talks the class through a series of breathing exercises and 26 yoga poses. “Dandayamana bibhaktapada janushirasana,” Schweiger calls, without stumbling over the Sanskrit. His effortless pronunciation, along with his gray hair and folksy manner, lend him an air of credibility, even though he’s been teaching for just two years. At the end of class, Schweiger bids the students all “namaste,” a salutation often used in yoga. It was a conventional class taught by an unconventional man. Going ‘out there’ Schweiger, who describes himself as a Catholic conservative, is the first to admit he stands out in the hard-body CorePower crowd, where the demographic skews female and young. “I’m an old [read more…]Posted in Front Page News | Tagged Alpha Delta Phi, Alumni, CorePower Studios, Health, Ken, Minnesota, Namaste, Schweiger, St. Paul, Star Tribune, Twin Cities, Wellness, Yoga, Yogi | Comments Off
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