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January 17, 1972

Yoga Power

JAMA. 1972;219(3):385. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03190290071026

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To the Editor.—  The Editor's comments on "Letters to Editors" (218:887, 1971) might also have mentioned the mixed blessing of "protective obscurity" for the correspondent whose address is not detailed.My recent letter on "Yoga Foot Drop" (217:827, 1971) was reviewed and embellished by Time (Aug 23, 1971) and Parade (Oct 24, 1971). Thereafter, despite the deficient address, I received many calls and letters at my office and home regarding foot drop and Yoga.Yoga is quite popular and enjoys a receptive press. The New York Times (July 2, 1971) reported that religious leaders of different denominations discovered that Yoga enhances faith. The New York Post (Nov 1, 1971) stated that Harvard physicians found transcendental meditation effective for drug abuse. The New York News in its Sunday edition (Sept 26, 1971) devoted a two-page centerfold spread to the "Yoga Day" activities in Central Park which were co-sponsored by