Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that yoga, although introduced and nourished by Hinduism, was a world heritage and liberation powerhouseto be utilized by all. According to Patanjali who codified it in Yoga Sutra, yoga was a methodical effort to attain perfection, through the control of the different elements of human nature, physical and psychical.
Zed noted that besides other benefits, yoga might also help deal with the obesity crisis faced by the country. According to United States National Institutes of Health, yoga may help one to feel more relaxed, be more flexible, improve posture, breathe deeply, and get rid of stress. About 16 million Americans, including many celebrities, now reportedly practice yoga. It was the repository of something basic in the human soul and psyche, Zed added.
Launched in 1937, Pine Cobble School on a 20-acre campus is a co-educational day school for children in preschool through ninth grade, who hail from Massachusetts, Vermont and New York states. “Character education” is listed as one of the “special strengths” of the school, whose motto is “Nosce Te Ipsum” (Know Thyself) and where Spanish begins at age 2.9 and Latin in grade four, and which also has a pottery studio. Joseph Finnegan and Dr. George (Sam) Crane are President and Vice President respectively of the Board of Trustees, while Susannah Wells is Head of School.