In a bit of political news, the topic of yoga recently reached our country’s capital.
California Republican Darell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is proposing amendments that would ban government-funded studies on health issues, including whether video games improve the health of older people, the impacts of a soda tax–and the effects of Integral Yoga in treating hot flashes for menopausal women.
At this point, no one knows if they will be passed. According to an article in Politico:
Typically, the lawmaker argues that the study is a waste of taxpayer
money and the administration–or the researcher who won the grant in
question–counters that the research is important for disease
prevention or treatment.
We want to know: Do you think it’s important to have government-funded yoga studies such as these?