Easter eggs, bunnies and little yogsters took over the White House lawn yesterday for the 135th annual Easter Egg Roll. This year’s theme “Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!” promoted healthy eating and physical activities like yoga, obstacle courses and team sports, echoing the First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign to reduce childhood obesity and encourage healthy habits.
It’s the fourth annual appearance of the “Yoga Garden” which has offered yoga classes for kids and adults since it was first organized by yoga teacher Leah Cullis in 2009. It sounds like a wonderful thing! Unless you ask some folks, namely Fox News, who just can’t bring themselves to understand the practice of yoga to the point of saying it “doesn’t seem very American.” (video below) Ah well. We won’t let that rain on our yoga parade.
Here are a couple more cute pics from this year’s event. All photos by Jan Hanus.
Warning: If the “wussification” talk ruffled your crow feathers you might not want to watch this one.
[via Yoga Journal]