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Revisiting Mindfulness And Meditation On Thursday's Access Utah

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A while back on Access Utah, Michael Sowder, USU professor of English and affiliated professor of religious studies, helped us learn some of the history and current practice of yoga. On Tuesday’s Access Utah he’ll lead us in an exploration of mindfulness and meditation, which may be of special interest during these times of pandemic.

Michael Sowder is a Poet and Professor of English at Utah State University, and an Affiliated Faculty member in the Religious Studies and Yoga Studies programs, where he teaches courses in the History and Philosophy of Yoga.  The founder of the non-profit organization—Amrita Yoga Satsang—Michael was trained as a yoga and meditation teacher in the late 1970s.  He teaches yoga, meditation, and their history and philosophy, at studios, retreats, and in yoga teacher-training programs.    

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.