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January 2014

Here’s a Game for Tonight’s State of the Union Address!

Watching the annual State of the Union Address? Put the beer back in the fridge! Union in Sanskrit is “yoga,” so play this game instead: Every time President Obama says _______________, do (yoga pose) for 5 breaths. Economy / Tax / Income / Minimum Wage: navasana (boat pose) War: virabhadrasana …

Snow-ga Time!

Today’s snowstorm caused much of DC to shut down. No need to despair: we can still do yoga! Bundle up well. Go outside. Stand in Tadasana (Mountain Pose). Allow the falling snow to create the white peak atop your head. Do 3 rounds of kapalabhati, 25 counts each, to stoke …

Tips for Practicing Yoga During the Winter

Resolutions, schmesolutions. Set your intentions for the New Year. An intention, sankalpa in Sanskrit, is more profound – yet simpler – than a resolution. An example of an intention is to be kind to yourself. One way to be kind to yourself is to stay warm and healthy – and …