25 Jul, 2012

Change yourself, change the world.

Today's blog is written by Greg Marzullo. Massacres by the Syrian government have killed thousands. A young man in Colorado goes berserk and guns down a movie theater full of people. Here in D.C., a yoga teacher and his boyfriend were viciously assaulted over the weekend. (to attend a donation based yoga class to benefit [...]

30 Jun, 2012

fun pose friday: handstand

The fun pose of the day is adho mukha vtksasana or handstand. adho= downward mukha = face vrksa = tree asana = pose, posture Today was a steamy 100 degrees, so we didn't even need to add more heat to our heated flow class this evening. With the natural heat we had an amazing class - [...]

22 Jun, 2012

fun pose friday: supported/half shoulder stand

A few of you may be asking "how is supported shoulder stand a fun pose?!"  Well, it is a pretty pleasant asana, and more importantly it will help you cool down during all this heat! This inversion requires little muscular effort (unlike a headstand, or handstand), so the large muscles can rest. It encourages lymphatic [...]

20 Jun, 2012

yoga art, what foods cool you, hot but not

Right in the middle of a HOT week  - see what we're loving this week... Want some yoga art in your life?  We love this post by lo over at Namastillo...My favorite is "With my Whole Heart".  For more information and where/how to purchase head on over to Namastillo.   The heat is certainly here - [...]

11 Jun, 2012

fun pose: hanumanasana

  Today's fun pose is Hanumanasana or Splits pose. Here's the story behind the name: Hanuman is the monkey God whose story is narrated in the Ramayana (an ancient Hindu epic).   He is one of the most popular idols in the Hindu pantheon and his story in the Ramayana is known for its astounding ability to give [...]

25 May, 2012

fun pose Friday: eka pada rajakpotasana II

With the long weekend almost here, we're going to highlight a VERY fun yet, EXTREMELY challenging pose:  Eka Pada Rajakpotasana II (One-Legged King Pigeon Pose II). Here's how the name of the pose breaks down in sanskrit: eka = one pada = foot raja = king kapota = pigeon Want to know why to do [...]

23 May, 2012

what we’re loving

With our new blog look we're launching a bit of new blog content.  So, every Wednesday you can look forward to seeing what's hot on our radar.    New Yoga Clothes.  Okay so, maybe we did agree with #9 on this yoganonymous list that's been going around, but there's something about new yoga clothes that [...]

30 Jan, 2012

yoga: everybody’s doing it

Everywhere you look people are doing yoga.  Not only "normal" people like you and I, but everyone from star athletes to celebrities to OPRAH incorporate yoga into their lives. There are so many benefits to practicing Yoga it would be hard to name (and type!) them all in this blog.  For  example, Sting says Yoga [...]

18 Nov, 2011

come in… we’re open!

Well... we did it!!!  We are open! This is a little overdue... but THANK YOU to all of those who came to our grand opening celebration on the 5th.  And a special thanks to so many friends and family members who worked so hard and helped the week leading up to the opening (we had a [...]

31 Oct, 2011

and the countdown begins!

We are anxiously awaiting our grand opening celebration on Sat, Nov 5, 12pm-4pm. Please stop by and enjoy sample classes, a variety of retail and gift items and most of all 20% OFF ALL PACKAGES!!! Don't forget to check out our website.  We went LIVE last week!  www.extendyoga.com See you all soon! Arlet & Antonia [...]