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Yoga was enormously important to me during my own pregnancy and I still feel that my regular practice was the most important preparation that I did for childbirth.   As a physical practice, yoga during pregnancy builds strength, endurance, and flexibility. Asana practice, what we know as yoga poses, improves circulation, combats fatigue, and reduces ... [Read more]

Weekly Public Classes for Adults Open Yoga Tuesday & Thursday from 6:30-7:30 am Capitol Hill Yoga   "Our open yoga classes are truly for students of all levels who have a basic knowledge of yoga principles and postures. The open classes build on principles learned in our Level 1 classes, combining asana instruction focused on ... [Read more]

Children derive many of the same benefits from yoga that adults do: increased strength and flexibility, improved body awareness, and relaxation. In addition, a kids yoga class encourages children to move creatively in a noncompetitive environment while honoring each child's unique expression of the poses and having fun. Yoga for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers Whether ... [Read more]

Like so many, Jen first came to the yoga mat because of an injury, seeking nothing more than to feel better and balance her body for running. She comes back to the mat because yoga invites her to embrace her body and mind with all its imperfections and then to look beyond them to the ... [Read more]

Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Tykes: Preschooler and mom in downward-facing dog pose. Whether structured as a parent-child activity or for preschoolers alone, yoga classes for 2 to 4 year old children combine toddler-friendly yoga poses with songs, stories, and games. These classes are engaging and fun, encouraging each child to embrace their own unique expression ... [Read more]

How we entertain a late-bedtime 3 year old who needs to get out of the house after dark. (Yes, she's wearing a tutu.) Mosaic maker by BigHugeLabs

I wrote what is potentially a very controversial little blog post over at Care2 this week: Cat vs. Bird: Is it Time to Lock Up Fluffy to Protect Wildlife Diversity?The post is a reaction to a New York Times article by a writer who lives in the "Bermuda Triangle for baby birds" (Takoma Park, MD) ... [Read more]

Travel season is upon us, meaning lots of planes, trains, and automobiles to recreation destinations near and far. And since everyone’s eye is drawn to the bottom line in an uncertain economy, it’s no small boon that going green may actually save you green on your vacation . . . . . . Continued at ... [Read more]

WHAT IS A PUDDLE-JUMPER? -noun Slang.1. a light plane, esp. one traveling only short distances or making many stops.[Origin: 1930-35; humorously so called because it is used on routes that include stopovers in small, insignificant places]"  - Dictionary.com "A"puddle jumper" is a small toy, featuring a propeller on the end of a stick. By rubbing ... [Read more]

Jeff Galloway, the father of the run-walk marathon training method, recommends imagining a big rubber band that goes from the back of your shorts that you toss over other competitors as they pass you in a marathon. You use the imaginary tension to pull you forward in a race. I generally prefer to think being ... [Read more]

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