Don't Mess with Texas' Yogis


The Cowboys' football stadium was over run with 400 yogis this weekend. Saluting the sun and lunging their hearts out to help raise money for breast cancer, these yogis raised more than $10,000 and showed the country what yoga can do. Don't mess with yogis, y'all.

As Nerissa Knight reports from CBS 11:

While the Dallas Cowboys were preparing to meet the Chargers in San Diego on Saturday night, hundreds of women converged on Cowboys Stadium in Arlington to heal their bodies and minds, and they did it all for a great cause.

It was the largest yoga class in Texas. And tickets to the event raised more than $14,000 to help in the fight against breast cancer.

"It's a great feeling to be here and help raise money," said Dawn Dixon, who participated in the class. "I'm a survivor myself and I know what it feels like.

"While coach Wade Phillips leads the Cowboys, yoga instructor Wade Morisette (brother of recording artist Alanis Morisette) led a group of about 400 people, mostly women, in the house that Jerry built.

The football stadium was the perfect place for them to practice yoga and help others, thanks to the Dallas County and Greater Fort Worth affiliates of Susan G. Komen For the Cure and Indigo Yoga.

"I'm a breast cancer survivor and I feel great to be here," said class participant Lisa Prescher. "I feel like it's a personal accomplishment, and I'd like to share it with others.

"More and more women are using the 'downward facing dog' to take a bite out of breast cancer, and attain emotional and spiritual strength. "Breast cancer is really running through our population right now," said yoga instructor Brooke Hinkle, who was at the Saturday class.

"Yoga is a very powerful practice. It will not only strengthen the immune system, but strengthen the whole body."

"It was a great time and a great practice," said class participant Melissa Sexton. "It was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it." The group plans to hold a similar event on Sunday at the Fort Worth Zoo. Tickets are $35 each.