Yogathon: Stretching Bodies, Stretching Minds Across America

August 31, 2010

Author: Dipka Bhambhani

Source: The Washington Post

One small yoga stretch in Washington became one large Yogathon across America.

While society seems largely secular these days, there is a sign that religion and even interfaith activity is making a comeback--the yoga mat.

Only the people that schlep their rolled up rubber mats to gyms and studios all over town may not know their downward dog or cobra poses are subtle movements toward the divine.

That's why Anju Bhargava, the White House Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Council's first Hindu member, launched the country's first Yogathon on Sunday.