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14 Stunning Instas That Prove You Can #YogaEverywhere in DC

Photo courtesy @gordonogden via Instagram.

Yogis love to stretch near—and sometimes on—the city’s monuments, landmarks, and hotspots. Here are the best Insta shots of DC’s #YogaEverywhere community.

"Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.” ~ B.K. S Iyengar Come get your scoop of yoga health with me this week: Tonight @georgetownyogadc 515pm Tuesday @dupontcircleyoga 630pm Wednesday @georgetownyogadc 515pm Thursday @dupontcircleyoga 630pm Friday @dupontcircleyoga 930am Friday @yogaheightsdc 12pm Friday @georgetownyogadc 515pm ******Saturday @georgetownyogadc 1030am Sunday @georgetownyogadc 1030am & 12pm #yoga #smile #health #wellness #heart #healthyplants #healthybodies #mindfulness #heartspace #befreelivefully #namaste #iyengar #yogaheights

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Back arch for days.

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

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Hitting the bench splits.

Getting upside down in Jorgetown

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A perfect pose by the water.

A classic elbow stand.

A victorious Vinyasa at the National Capitol Columns.

Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.” — Osho •••• I love to move. I love when my hands grip the earth and my toes and feet press down into my mat. I love how my spine ripples into my next pose and how my breath transports me to every moment in this flow. I love to smile when I practice and sharing this practice with you is what I love so much more. ❤️ Weekly Schedule: Wednesday 4:30pm Gentle Flow, 5:30 Bhakti Vinyasa -Heated, 7pm Wall Yoga Friday 12pm Bhakti Vinyasa, 6:30pm Breath Meditation Workshop Saturday 10:30am Wall Yoga, 4pm Hot Yinyasa Sunday 4pm Bhakti Vinyasa-Heated ??❤️? More about Friday's Breath Meditation: Breath Meditation Workshop Our breath is our Essence; it is our connection to the divine within. With proper cultivation, our breath transforms into a river of consciousness, flowing through us, activating our chakras and delving us deeper into a higher state of existence. Join Gizella this Friday as we explore Breath and Meditation on a higher level. Gizella has been teaching yoga and meditation for four years and has been practicing for 8 years. She will lead a breath focused meditation followed by a one hour Slow Flow Vinyasa sequence that will incorporate the different breathing practices that will be introduced. What to bring: Wear comfortable clothes Yoga Mat Water Happy Face and Open Heart ❤️ ••• Reservations: $40

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A good stretch in Crystal City.

The arboretum as a natural yoga studio.

✨We create our buildings, and then they create us. We construct our circle of friends and our communities, and then they construct us. – Frank Lloyd Wright ✨ • An awesome community of 5️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ Daybreakers, artists, djs, mcs, yogis, and volunteers came together this morning to celebrate #HIVEdc • thank you thank you THANK YOU for letting me lead you through the morning yoga again ????‍♀️? AND Thanks for just bee-ing so fun, open, accepting, and such great dancers and humans ????‍♀️? Details for the next @dybrkr will be released soon!!! • • • #dybrkr #dybrkrdc #nationalbuildingmuseum #hivedc #community #architecture #yoga #morningmischief #morningyoga #wakeupanddance #instayoga #mydc #mydcool #yoga #practicedaily #daybreaker #dance #movement #breathe #breath #flow #walkwithlocals #handstand #inversion #yogateacher #bythings #igdc #acreativedc #dccitygirl #studiogang

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A hive handstand.

? ? #Repost @path2be (@get_repost) ・・・ Exploring new things is the best way to grow. . @realignmentdc has our Grand Opening is this Sunday 7/16 at 3pm! Check out our new space, new class offerings, cool swagg and more! Super exciting stuff, you don't miss out! ? I've even picked up some extra classes this week cuz I'm so jazzed about it 🙂 Hope to see you in class! ?? . MY SCHEDULE THIS WEEK: @realignmentdc classes (Capitol Hill): ?Tue 6:00pm – Advanced Hatha ?Thu 5:00pm – Vinyasa (all levels) ?Thu 7:30pm – Advanced Vinyasa ?Sat 8:00am – Vinyasa (all levels) #yogainspiration #yogaeverydamnday #yogis #realignmentdc #yogaclass #crowpose #explore #breathe #yogadc #dcyoga #meditation #yogajourney #yogagirl #realignmentstudio #dmvyoga #yogalife #capitolhill #capitolhilldc #easternmarket #realignmentrockstars

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A perched crow (pose).

Back to back.

Happy 4th of July! #freedom

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Lunging at the Lincoln.

The perfect positioning.

A arm-stretch on Corcoran.

Reach up like a Corinthian column.

Former editorial fellow Kayla Randall is City Lights editor at Washington City Paper.