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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Solstice Yoga in Times Square June 21, 2009

One of first event posts was the Solstice Yoga in Time Square. (Read the original article here.) Unfortunately I was not able to go last year because of my friend's wedding, but I will be attending this year!! :)

I noticed a few changes based on last year's info/my blog post. First: SOYJOY, among many other brand names like Danskin and Snapple, is not their sponsor anymore. Hence they cannot brag about it when they mention the goodie bag. Second: This year they will be giving out 1500 gift bags and yoga mats, as opposed to only 300 last year. Third: Classes this year do not have instructor names already specified and do not require a certain level of experience.

In preparation for this exciting and healthy event, I have been practicing stretching exercises as well as the Wii Fit Yoga routine. Some of my favorite poses include the Tree pose, Bridge pose and Warrior pose. It's all about strengthening your core and keeping your balance. The Boat pose is one of my least favorites and requires a lot of your core strength. It is the pose where your body creates a V shape..

Practice ahead.. If you will be attending and need a few yoga exercise moves, check out slideshows from Women's Health magazine's website. Click for the slideshow on 10 great poses here and an At-Home yoga routine with 18 steps here .

Health Magazines.. Women's Health is one of the several women's health magazines that I read. Of course, I read SELF (read about my recent trip to the SELF Workout in the Park this year here) , SHAPE, and Fitness magazine. My favorite part is that these magazines have tear-off cards/or step-by-step routines that I can easily rip out of the magazine (either cards or the entire page) and take me with me (to my living room.)

For more details on attending the event...

Go to the website: http://www.timessquarenyc.org/about_us/events_solstice.html

Basically, the event will be held in the heart of Times Square all day on Sunday, June 21, 2009. The 6pm class is available for registration, while all other times are full.

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