Election Day Yoga for Peace (of mind)

Recently, my good friend and fellow District resident, confessed to me that he gained 15 pounds during the 2016 election – accumulated from November to the following spring.  He directly attributed this to the stress of the election and general resulting turmoil.

Like many locals, his job, and his wife’s, were directly impacted by the election results. So it’s no wonder that late nights watching CNN with a glass of wine, along with late dinners (skipping yoga and fitness) became a regular habit.  This seemed like a great option at the time.  However, a check in months later had him feeling out of sorts.

While many of us go through times like this, as yogis we have the tools to deal with stressful times readily available.

Don’t stress yogis!

There’s plenty of yoga to go around on election day and every day! Here’s a few options – morning, noon and night on Tuesday, November 6th:

Wake Up Early

Shaw Yoga in the Shaw neighborhood of DC.  Wake up with the 6:30 am Power Flow.  Nothing like getting your blood pumping before you head out to face the world!

Radiance Yoga in Alexandria.  Radiance has a jam packed schedule every day of the week.  But you can start Tuesday at 5:30 am with a Power Hour.  That’s an early one!

Grace in Silver Spring. This studio offers a variety of powerful yoga and fusion classes.  Wake up early for the 5:45 am morning Power Fusion class – dynamic and strengthening.

Lunch Hour Breaks

Be Here Now Yoga in Capitol Hill.  With 6 flow classes on the Tuesday schedule, you can find your way in somewhere.  Why not drop in for the donation-based, open meditation at 1:15 pm on your lunch break?

Honest Soul Yoga in Alexandria and West Sprinfield, VA.  Honest Soul has 25+ class options just on Tuesday, November 6th between their two locations!  We think you’ll find something convenient here.

Meditation Museum in Silver Spring.  Open from noon to 6 pm on Tuesday. Drop in anytime and take advantage of their quiet meditation room.  All programs are donation-based.

After a Long Day

M Street Yoga in Southwest DC.  Yes!  They have a Yin Yoga class at 7:35 pm on Tuesday.  That’s the way to end a hectic day! Ease in for some long holds to release from deep within!

East Meets West Yoga Center in Vienna (Tysons).  FREE CLASS to anyone who comes in with their “I VOTED” sticker on Tuesday.  There are 6 options, and the 6 pm all-levels class is called Yoga for Stress Management.  Now isn’t that perfect?

Sky House Yoga in Silver Spring, MD.  Check in for the 7:45 pm Kundalini class after you’ve placed your vote.  This is a perfect post-vote option as Kuldalini yoga leaves little time for wandering minds!

Didn’t find an option that works for you here?  Search our directory for a studio near you.


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