Photos: Yoga at the White House!

Via on Sep 19, 2009

How’d I miss this? For the first time in history, yoga happened on the White House lawn last Easter, as part of Michelle Obama’s encouraging of fitness for today’s youth. Photos are via here and here and here:

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Excerpt via Zuda Yoga:

The morning sun basks The White House in full glory, and the smiles and bright eyes of the volunteers shine and sparkle in the warm light. Spring has exploded throughout Washington DC in a myriad of colors and blossoms. There is a palpable sense of energy and freshness in the city during this time of cultural and political renaissance.

We have been officially invited to be a part of the 131st annual Easter Egg Roll; to teach yoga to many of the expected 30,000 children and families who will be in attendance. Many of the tickets have been given away to inner city schools, gay and interacial famailies, and military workers to support the theme of acceptance and community.

The yoga comes naturally to the children as we play with poses on our mats. We progress through series of animal asanas in chorus of Mooos, Meows and Howls. We conquer our fear in Peaceful Warrior and fly high to let our light shine bright in Airplane.

The parents and children show much trust in us, sometimes holding hands or climbing in our laps. We teach that yoga is about friendship and seeing the good in others. Each one of us is perfect just the way we are. What better place…for the rest, click here.

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5 Responses to “Photos: Yoga at the White House!”

  1. Chris Courtney Chris in Texas says:

    Now this is change we can believe in!

  2. swati jr* says:

    even if it was a once in a lifetime event, damn, it happened!! [better late than never, just like the post.] ;)

  3. Donna says:

    That's so cool. Looks like everyone had a fantastic time posing in front of the White House.

  4. [...] Linda Matchen’s article states: “There is yoga for every taste, energy level, and aspirant — hip-hop yoga, hot yoga, rock pop yoga, weight loss yoga, Christian yoga, even “Yoga Booty Ballet,’’ which bills itself as a dynamic fusion of yoga, booty sculpting, and cardio-dance. If there is any doubt that yoga has left the ashram and joined the mainstream, consider that yoga was part of this year’s Easter Egg Roll festivities on the White House lawn.” [...]

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